Istanbul is in the middle of everything. A symbol of how exchange, migration and connections are the base of
evolution. Blurring the flag colors of all the countries that have had long relations in Istanbul, Filippo Minelli’s
The Flags of Istanbul is a project about globalization, nationality, geopolitics, borders and connections, and
celebrates the diversity and reflects on the history of one of the greatest cities in the world. The performance and
documentation of the project coincided with the celebration of the Turkish Independence day, October 29th, 2010.
Filippo Minelli forces the viewer of his art to an intellectual space, stimulating contrasts in our minds. Following conceptual tendences, he pursues a non-objectual dimension of Arts searching relations between the work of art and reality, with culture and social behaviours. Another essential element of the artistic production of Filippo Minelli is photography as a narration of the installation. The point of view of the artist uses photography as a way to tell a story.
The countries of Istanbul: Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Slovenija, Ukraina, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Kosovo, Srbjia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Kazakhstan, Romania, Bosnia i Hercegovna, Hrvatska, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Algeria, Italy, Germany, Jordan, Belgium, Netherlands, Israel, Albania, Cyprus, Finland, Ireland, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, France, U.K., Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Hungary.
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Director of Design.