Installation views | Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, 2015 | Shedhalle Zug, 2016
serial project, ongoing
various kinds of flowers
pedestals, fact sheets
This series consists of flower arrangements recreated according to the press photos of state receptions or important meetings of political leaders on live issues. The meanings of the flowers were then decoded by the Victorian Flower Language Dictionary. In German there is a saying: »Etwas durch die Blume sagen«, to speak through the flower, which means to criticise or to express an opinion in a roundabout way.
The titles of the individual works match the press picture captions. Title, press picture and Victorian flower language translations are present on fact sheets and displayed in the exhibition space.
The compositions of these individual works are of a subject nature and refer to current political events.
dignity & loyality
1.1 – «Tory whip Brooks Newmark (right) spent three hours on Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad (left) who has been bla- med for authorising the deaths of hundreds of pro-democracy protesters» June 27, 2011 | Damascus
pink lilys and ivy
I admire you..
1.2 – «Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (l) shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (r) as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on as time is ticking for Israel-Palestinian peace.» September 2, 2010 | State Department in Washington
Bouquet consisting of: Eustoma, salmon pink roses, Pittosporum, white Hydrangea
honesty for modesty
1.3.1 – «German Cancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and ukrainian president Petro Poroschenko during their discussion about the "Marshall Plan" for Ukraine.» June 6, 2014 | Presidential palace in Kiew
Bouquet consisting of: Hydrangea, peachy roses, ivy, Salal
death and blamelessness
1.3.2 – «President Vladimir Putin of Russia meets with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany during their meeting in the Barriere Normandy Hotel on June 6, 2014 in Deauville, France. Putin takes part in the celebrations of 70th anniversary the Normandy Landings, also known as "D-day". Merkel and Putin negotiate to trade Crimea’s sovereignty for guarantees on energy security and trade.» August 23, 2014 | Barriere Normandy Hotel, Deauville, France
Bouquet consisting of: white Chrysanthemum, pink Bellis Perennis, Hydrangea, ivy, Salal
honor, grandeur and cheerfullness in the midst of adversity
1.4 – «Chinese President Hu Jintao (3rd r) meets with Doris Leuthard (1st l), president of the Swiss Confederation and head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, to start FTA (Federal Tax Administration) talks.» August 13, 2010 | The Great Hall of People in Beijing, China
Bouquet consisting of: pinkish Chrysanthemum, gerbera, lillys, red Anthurium, Aralia, Salal, monkeyweed