Photos by Mathias Schormann and Daisy Loewl, unless noted otherwise.

Daycare and School

So much to discover! The paintings and drawings of the Indian painter Bhupen Khakhar are teeming with people and bustling street scenes. We see many small pictures in one big one. What stories do they show? Together we look for and discover stories from the painter’s life. His colorful paintings give us creative impetus to invent little pictorial stories from our own lives and draw them on a big sheet of paper.



Birds at the Museum
Program for Kindergarteners and 1st and 2nd graders

What is a parrot doing at the KunstHalle? We can discover many birds in the exhibition of the South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere. While some are painted, others look lifelike. Which birds do you know and what makes them so unique? Kemang loves birds, their singing and freedom, and that they can fly wherever they want to. We will glide through the exhibition together like migratory birds flying to Africa. We will train our eyes to view art and learn how to talk about art. Later we will paint colorful fantasy birds.

Signs and Images
Program for 3rd – 6th graders

Our gaze roams over a blackboard and a large mural. We look at and talk about known and unknown things that tell us stories about South Africa and about the life of the artist Kemang Wa Lehulere. Together we view the colorful landscapes of the artist Gladys Mgudlandlu, which Kemang combines with his own drawings. What stories do the artworks tell? Taking a detail of the exhibition as a point of departure, we will subsequently make our own drawings and collages on rolls of white paper or black colored paper.

Freedom, Inequality, and Racism
Program for High Schools

The death of the 12-year-old South African student Hector Peterson, who was shot at a student demonstration in 1976, reminds us that even today equal education for everyone is not a matter of course in many parts of the world. In his installations and murals, the South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere deals with inequalities that exist, racism, and the importance of remembrance. We will discuss what freedom means to us, why education is so important, and what we really want to learn at school. All of the ideas and impetus we develop can subsequently be transformed into poetic literary or musical texts.

Further Training for Teachers 17.1-2272

Educational mediation of the exhibition is at the center of this free further training session, which is taking place in cooperation with the Senate Administration for Education, Science, and Research.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 4.30 pm

Exhibition “Waldrapps wunderlicher Weltgesang”
Art Project of the Hector-Peterson-School and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

On the occasion of the exhibition “Kemang Wa Lehulere: Bird Song”, the Hector-Peterson-School and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle are realizing a joint project for the second time. Initiated and led by the artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz, 8th graders explore the artistic cosmos of the “Artist of the Year.” Wa Lehulere’s installations created out of school desks from townships recall South Africa’s apartheid history. Yet they also tell another story - about people who disappeared from the history books of white people. The Hector-Peterson-School commemorates Hector Peterson, the South African pupil who at the age of 12 was shot dead by a policeman during a peaceful student demonstration at the beginning of the Soweto uprising. In the school project, the students also recall their story and condense it into artistic works which in the concluding exhibition engage in dialog with Wa Lehulere’s work.
You are cordially invited to the opening on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 5 p.m.!