SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017


Terlinden  0003 christophe 003 (c)image: M HKA
EU Vlag, 1999-1999
Object , 92 x 150 cm

"The European flag symbolises both the European Union and, more broadly, the identity and unity of Europe.
It features a circle of 12 gold stars on a blue background. They stand for the ideals of unity, solidarity and harmony among the peoples of Europe.
The number of stars has nothing to do with the number of member countries, though the circle is a symbol of unity." (European Union)

In 1999, before the introduction of the single currency in 2002, Christophe Terlinden designed his Voorstel Voor Een Nieuwe Europese Vlag (Proposal for a New European Flag). Terlinden multiplies the twelve individual stars until a seamless golden ring is created. After more than fifteen years, the proposal remains poetic and political, both simple and complex. Terlinden observes his environment and engages in simple but effective actions. He plays with the things that already exist, but recalibrates them.