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Young Art for Hanau

13.02.2024 to 28.02.2024
Kulturforum

The exhibition presents 84 entries by students and their art teachers who participated in the Young Art for Hanau school competition. The contributions, selected from 350 entries on the topics of racism, anti-Semitism, and right-wing extremism, call on people to commemorate the attack in Hanau.

On 19 February 2020, a racist, right-wing-extremist attack was carried out in Hanau. Nine people were killed: Gökhan Gültekin, Sedat Gürbüz, Said Nesar Hashemi, Mercedes Kierpacz, Hamza Kurtović, Vili Viorel Păun, Fatih Saraçoğlu, Ferhat Unvar and Kaloyan Velkov. Six others were injured. The Hanau attack represents one of the most serious cases of racist, right-wing extremism seen in Germany.

Hanau Day of Action with School Competition: Young Art for Hanau

To prevent forgetting the names of the attack’s victims and to take a clear stand against all forms of racism and exclusion, Minister of State Claudia Roth and the Initiative kulturelle Integration (Initiative for Cultural Integration) launched the Germany-wide Hanau Day of Action. The Initiative kulturelle Integration, in collaboration with the BDK e.V. Fachverband für Kunstpädagogik (professional association of art educators) invited all teachers and their pupils throughout Germany to take part in the second nationwide day of action, entitled School Competition: Young Art for Hanau.

To commemorate the 19 February 2020 attack in Hanau, they were asked to come up with a contribution on the topics of racism, anti-Semitism, rightwing-extremism or other forms of exclusion. Three-hundred and fifty applications were submitted in various forms of artistic expression including posters, photographs and paintings. Over four hundred pupils from across Germany were involved just in the 84 exhibits selected for the Young Art for Hanau exhibition. Fifty-six of those pupils have been invited to Berlin to prepare the exhibition at the Kulturforum.

The Prize Winners

Albert-Einstein-Schule, Schwalbach am Taunus; Anne-Frank-Gymnasium Werne, Werne; Bernhard-Riemann-Gymnasium, Scharnebeck; Bernstorff-Gymnasium Satrup, Mittelangeln; Christian-Rauch-Schule, Bad Arolsen; Clemens-Brentano-Gymnasium Dülmen, Dülmen; Collegium Josephinum Bonn, Bonn; Erasmus-Gymnasium Grevenbroich, Grevenbroich; Grundschule am Oberuckersee, Oberuckersee; Gymnasium Helene-Lange-Schule, Hannover; Gymnasium im PAMINA-Schulzentrum Herxheim, Herxheim; Gymnasium Mariano-Josephinum Hildesheim, Hildesheim; Gymnasium Schönefeld, Schönefeld; Integrierte Gesamtschule Kurt Schumacher, Ingelheim; Karl-Rehbein-Schule, Hanau; Königin-Luise-Stiftung Berlin, Berlin; Marion Dönhoff Gymnasium, Hamburg; Ratsgymnasium Stadthagen, Stadthagen and Städtische Realschule Volksgarten, Mönchengladbach

More information is available at the website of the Initiative kulturelle Integration.


Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution by the German Bundestag.

An exhibition of the Initiative kulturelle Integration and the BDK e.V. Fachverband für Kunstpädagogik in the foyer of the Kulturforum - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Matthäikirchplatz
10785 Berlin

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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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