Für Die Freiheit Frei Zu Sein

  • (For the freedom to be free)
  • Kunsthaus Dresden, Schloss Albrechtsberg, 2018
  • Acrylic on flag fabric
  • 360 x 290 cm

 

  • „Raul Walch’s art is accompanied by the question as to the relationship between art
  • and politics. He has been working with flags and flying objects for several years.
  • His artistic interest reflects the visual traditions as well as the ideological language
  • of the signs and colors of flags and banners, but also the special effect of textile
  • structures in the wind and the possibility of flying that, as an artistic form, conveys
  • liveliness and the emphasis on transience and the moment.

 

  • The abstract patterns and designs he creates draw from motifs of the most various
  • traditions. With their colorful free forms and patterns, which are reminiscent of the
  • first artist’s flags made during the Cold War era by the today Bosnian and then
  • Yugoslav artist Braco Dimitrijevic, Flag of the World from 1963, his flying materials
  • counter the idea of national or territorial symbols.

 

  • Installed on the towers of Schloss Albrechtsberg, they show no symbolism of rule,
  • no fixed affiliation, no emblems of an owner, and no national cooption, but instead
  • mark a place open to people beyond any kind of affiliation.
  • (exhibition text from „Freiheit Zur Freiheit“)