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  • “November November”

    Galerie Anselm Dreher

    Conceptual artists have long been making works that comment on the obsolete political systems in postwar Europe, and “November November” brought a number of these efforts together. The exhibition’s point of departure was a work by Robert Filliou, This Flag Is Meant to Straddle National Borderlines, 1972–74, which was part of a series that attacked national (chauvinistic) emblems and rhetoric. Composed of two flags, the work appears as an ironic assault on national symbols and border demarcations.

    Jochen Gerz was represented by three photo-text works from the “IT WAS EASY. . . . ” series of 1988.

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