»Something in the eye« Young political poster art
Students at the class of Prof. Klaus Hesse at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach from China, Korea, South Africa, Brazil and Europe have tackled pressing contemporary political and social issues in response to Wilhelm Zimmermann's exhibition at the Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main. Pro and Contra. An in-between does not exist for students at the HfG. On show are posters that take a stand against concerns such as political pressure, maritime pollution, fine dust alerts in cities, surveillance of the internet, genetically engineered food and violence against refugees or dissidents.
Also on show are posters for a free press, for labour laws, for the rights of refugees and the right of everyone to an education. The show presents many attacks on our way of perceiving and thinking. Many of the works on view won international awards.
January 12th to February 7th, 2016, Refektorium of the Karmeliterkloster, Institut für Stadtgeschichte, Münzgasse 9, 60311 Frankfurt/M, Presentations by: Dr. Michael Fleiter (Institut für Stadtgeschichte), Prof. Bernd Kracke (Präsident der HfG), Prof. em. Uwe Loesch (Bergische Universität Wuppertal).
Sara Nahid Abtahi (IR), Nella Addy (SA), Ani Asatiani (GE), Mathias Bär (D), Carina Böhler (D), Yannick Brenden (D), Rosalina Brenner (D), David Brose (D), Tarryn Jade Chimes (SA), Jihyun Choi (KR), Fan Ding (CN), Berenike Eimler (D), Liu Feng (CN), Marco Gabriel (D), Lucia Gerbsch (D), Min-Ho Gu (KR), Laura Hilbert (D), Katharina Holl (D), Jonas Horbach (D), Kun Ji (CN), Kijong Kim (KR), Kristina Knoblich (D), Nadine Kolodziey (D), Genta Kozaki (D), Felix Kosok (D), Saskia Krauss (D), Niklas Kriegs (D), Laura Kroschewski (D)
Fabia Kuhlmann (D), Nicole Landwehrs (D), Polina Livshits (RUS), Xi Luo (CN), Elan Marx (SA), Svetlana Mijic (RS), Livia Lanzelloti Nishibe (BR), Timon Osche (D), Markus Paulix (D), Julia Pol (D), Arndt Poser (D), Sophia Preussner (D), Sandra Reinhart (D), Karin Rekowski (D), Nadine Schöner (D), Tu Shen (CN), Fabian Sollinger (D), Herman de Toit (SA), Rebecca Tulloch (D), Yuan Wang (CN), Xiang Yang (CN), Ping Zeng (CN)