Crying Flag


*1990, lives and works in Warsaw

Zuza Golinska’s work addresses the relationship of people and public space and its architecture. She is particularly interested in social control in urban planning, especially in housing developments, but also in industry and even in nature. Consequently, a large part of her research is done on foot. Observing and recording how people move and use the space in the city are her daily bread.

The crying eye that appears in her flag for the thermal bath in Bad Saarow has previously been used in her other works. Beyond the metaphorical meaning of deep regret for the state of the world, the eye also directly monitors passers-by - it literally keeps an eye on them. The work of art also feels a little pity for itself - so alone outside among foreign flags instead of being in a protected art space.