THE BLUE FLOCK

Promoting mutual understanding, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence.

The Blue Flock Art Project: a global conceptual art project, created by the German artists Rainer Bonk and Bertamaria Reetz, promoting mutual understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

 

Transcending ethnic, social, religious, economic and cultural differences, the Blue Sheep embody that which we have in common, advocating solidarity and social responsibility through the recognition that each of us is equal and important.

 

The Blue Flock travels worldwide, with 50 to 150 Blue Sheep visiting each location briefly.

 

READ, HOW THE PROJECT STARTED OUT

The first exhibition of The Blue Flock was in Lido, Venice, in 2009, as the German contribution to 'OPEN 12', an international sculpture and art installation exhibition (work title 'The Blue Flock of Peace').

 

Since then, the Blue Sheep have been embraced by the EU Parliament and over 160 cities throughout Europe. Often, the Blue Sheep “graze” in pastures within cities, near historical landmarks or iconic sites, creating a visual juxtaposition. Each locale where the Blue Sheep have grazed becomes part of an ever-expanding community supporting the message of tolerance, peace and equality.

 

READ, WHY THE SHEEP ARE DYED IN BLUE

The brilliant ultra-marine blue is a primary and powerful color. Blue is the color of our earth, nature’s color for the sky and the ocean. It is the foundation of many other hues in the spectrum, just as the message of the Blue Sheep is the backbone of moral conduct. It is, in fact, a myriad of things, including peace, unity, nature, freedom and space.

 

READ, WHAT MAKES OUR ART PROJECT SPECIAL

The first exhibition of The Blue Flock was in Lido, Venice, in 2009, as the German contribution to 'OPEN 12', an international sculpture and art installation exhibition (work title 'The Blue Flock of Peace').

 

Since then, the Blue Sheep have been embraced by the EU Parliament and over 160 cities throughout Europe. Often, the Blue Sheep “graze” in pastures within cities, near historical landmarks or iconic sites, creating a visual juxtaposition. Each locale where the Blue Sheep have grazed becomes part of an ever-expanding community supporting the message of tolerance, peace and equality.