With the exhibition Pssst, the MMK is directing its attention to its very youngest visitors. Nine artists of Frankfurt and eight from England have developed and produced works especially for children between the ages of five and twelve. The core theme of the show at the ZOLLAMTMMK is secrets, which the artists have investigated and depicted in all their widely differing forms.
Among the interactive works, for example, visitors will encounter imaginary escorts, puzzles and secret compartments. In the show, girls and boys can pursue secrets, expose them or keep them to themselves. The participating artists from Frankfurt belong to the artist’s group Labor (LAB), which has achieved national and international success with graphics, illustrations and art for children. Each edition of their regularly appearing scribble books for young artists reaches tens of thousands of children and has been translated into many languages.
Labor has also been working with the MUSEUMMMK art mediation department for several years, regularly designing the back cover of the museum’s monthly children’s programme. The artists from England have made a name for themselves in part with their exceptional children's magazine Anorak. Four times a year, a small editing office in London assembles a team of graphic artists, illustrators and artists to design an edition of the magazine, choosing a different theme each time. The British artists and the Frankfurt studio community Labor are now entering into their first international collaboration with the aim of conveying contemporary art to children. What they share is the wish to provide a means of access that takes the great diversity among children into account.
The exhibition at the MMK Zollamt is being carried out in cooperation with the Kindermuseum Frankfurt.
The project is funded by Kooperationspool der Stadt Frankfurt.