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Not Black and White. An Intervention in Colour
28|02 – 05|05|2019

Understand history, shape the present and take responsibility for the future. These principles formed the starting point for 200 pupils training in seven different professions at Munich’s Vocational School for Colour and Design to address the history of National Socialism as well as current socio-political issues. In the context of an intervention in the permanent exhibition, they asked questions like: What threatens us, what secures our future? Which values do we consider important? How do we eliminate prejudices and hostile stereotypes? ‘Not Black and White’ continues the school’s long-term commitment to a society based on solidarity and opposed to discrimination and exclusion.

Many of those participating have migrant backgrounds, some of them are refugees from Afghanistan, Nigeria and Iraq. They use colour, shape, text and light to turn their ideas into artistic interventions in the exhibition spaces of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. Their creativity is based on materials and techniques specific to their future profession.

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