Pssst. Eine Ausstellung für Kinder, 2012, installation view ZOLLAMT MMK, photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: In an exhibition room, two walls are visible: the back wall at the end of the room and a separating wall at the left side of the image. On the left wall is a large-scale picture in the style of a comic drawing in light blue, green and yellow, on which smiling figures of different sizes can be seen. On the back wall hang two pictures in pastel and neon colors, representing a kind of collage. In the back right corner of the room is an abstract red figure smiling and showing its many sharp teeth. It has many eyes of different sizes.
Pssst. Eine Ausstellung für Kinder, 2012, installation view ZOLLAMT MMK, photo: Axel Schneider. Image description: In an exhibition room, two walls are visible: the back wall at the end of the room and a separating wall at the left side of the image. On the left wall is a large-scale picture in the style of a comic drawing in light blue, green and yellow, on which smiling figures of different sizes can be seen. On the back wall hang two pictures in pastel and neon colors, representing a kind of collage. In the back right corner of the room is an abstract red figure smiling and showing its many sharp teeth. It has many eyes of different sizes.

Pssst. An Exhibition for Kids

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.

Exhibition

15 Dezember 2012 — 27 Januar 2013

ZOLLAMTMMK

Domstraße 3
60311 Frankfurt am Main


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  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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Artists

  • Matt Bromley
  • Gemma Correll
  • Christopher Fellehner
  • Rob Flowers
  • Thomas Forsyth
  • Adam Higton
  • Anke Kuhl
  • Rob Lowe a.k.a. Supermundane
  • Jörg Mühle
  • Simon Peplow
  • Moni Port
  • Natascha Vlahovic
  • Philip Waechter
  • Claudia Weikert
  • Zuni
  • Kirsten von Zubinski