Arts and Culture. More valuable and more important than ever in our time. Because, in an atmosphere of loudspeakers and a crisis, something threatens to go under. The soft tones, the beautiful things. It is increasingly difficult for them to assert themselves. And isn't it precisely art and dealing with it that defines our culture?
Jabob Dahlgren meets Saab
The Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren presents “The Flag Project” in the Kunsthalle Göppingen. In the tradition of constructivism and minimalism, Dahlgren deals with the city's public space. The art gallery becomes a production facility that invites visitors to create their own abstract designs.
The drafts become reality. On site, flags will be sewn from them, which are to spread out from the Kunsthalle throughout the city. Before the exhibition opened, there was a preview and a guided tour of the exhibition exclusively for the Saab friends from Stuttgart.
Because what fits better than Swedish art and Swedish cars?
A Saab, especially the classic from Göta Älv, is an automotive asset and Swedish design at its best. So it is fitting when Swedish cars park under Dahlgren's flags and celebrate and discuss in the Kunsthof until late at night. About art, artists, the Swedish language and of course Saab.
It has something of Scandinavia, Stockholm, of Midsommar in the middle of autumnal Baden-Württemberg and of freedom in Corona times. Of qualities that you can of course experience and enjoy with a mask and with care.
And should definitely not be taken.
Jacob Dahlgren's “The Flag Project” is in the Art gallery Göppingen and to be discovered in the urban area until November 15th.