Your most beautiful Garden

The exhibition “Roberto Burle Marx. Brazilian Modernist” showed us how unique Brazilian plants are in his garden design. For him, garden design was “painting with plants.” He said: “A garden always has to be an artwork.” We wondered “What the creative garden ideas of our young visitors would be like?” and gave you light-gray, dark-gray, and red gravel. You combined it with large stones, fine sand, pretty leaves, blossoms or a plant. The result was many extremely beautiful creative ideas. Thank you very much for this wonderful garden art!

Wonders of the World
Art Project of the Hector Peterson School and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle
Opening: Friday, January 26, 2018, 5 p.m.

On the occasion of the “Fahrelnissa Zeid” exhibition the Hector Peterson School and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle are realizing a joint art project for the forth time. In the project, initiated and led by the artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz,10th graders will explore the artistic cosmos of the Turkish pioneers of Modernism. Students will condense their own history into artistic worlds which in a subsequent exhibition will begin a dialogue with Zeid’s works. We cordially invite you to the opening on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 5 p.m.!

Waldrapp’s (whimsical) world singing: an art project of the Hector-Peterson-Schule and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

On the occasion of the Kemang Wa Lehulere exhibition “Bird Song,” the Hector-Peterson-Schule and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle jointly realized an art project. Initiated and directed by the artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz, eighth graders explored the artistic cosmos of the “Artist of the Year” 2017 who grew up in a South African Township. The school’s name commemorates Hector Peterson, a twelve-year-old South African student who was shot by a policeman during a peaceful demonstration at the beginning of the Soweto uprising. Wa Lehulere’s installations with school desks secured from township schools also recall the history of apartheid in South Africa. But they tell another story: They harbor the narratives of people who disappeared from white people’s history books. In “Waldrapps wunderlichem Weltgesang,” students also remember their history and condense it into artistic worlds that in the concluding exhibition enter into dialog with Wa Lehulere’s works.

Memories: A school project of a tenth-grade class at Hector-Peterson-Schule and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

Who am I? Why am I the way I am? What role do my family, friends, neighbors, and my school play for my identity? Are expectations placed on me? On the occasion of the exhibition “Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All” at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, tenth graders at Hector-Peterson-Schule dealt with the life and work of the Indian painter for a few weeks. Taking Khakhar’s work as the point of departure, Ayatullah Adanur, Marlin Brzeski, Ömer Cakan, Serhat Özkilic, Sedanur Sari, Tugce Ezme, and Abdul Mohammad explored memorable moments in their lives in image and text. The aim was not to have a “cool” class image, but to deal intimately with their identity. Khakhar’s paintings are particularly important for students, who often have to develop their personality between two different worlds. Initiated and realized by the artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz, the project enabled tenth graders to poignantly see that art can be a means of constructively solving personal problems.

„The language of the city”
Results of the film workshop of the summer and autumn holidays 2016

On the occasion of the exhibition „COMMON AFFAIRS. Revisiting the VIEWS Award - Contemporary Art from Poland“(21.07.-30.10.2016), 30 young people between 10-14 years have asked themselves: What is the language of the city? What stories do we find and which sounds do we hear? And how do you actually shoot a documentary? Where to put the camera? Together with the film experts Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz, the young people exchanged perceptions and went to discover the surroundings of the KunstHalle in small groups with the camera. At the editing computer and with voice and music recordings the films were then completed on the second day in cooperation with the cinema Arsenal and presented in the large cinema hall. Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action!
Art project co-organized by the Hector Peterson School and the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle

The earth emerged billions of years ago – every child knows that. But how? There are various myths about the creation of our world. What do we believe? What do we know? Where is our place in this universe? These are only a few questions the 7th-grade students of the Hector-Peterson high school got engaged with during a half-year art project on the occasion of the exhibition „Basim Magdy – The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings” (29.04.2016 - 3.07.2016) at Deutsche Bank KunstHalle.
Initiated and led by artists Niki Elbe and Cornelia Renz, students explored the artistic cosmos of Basim Magdy and then created their own artistic world with drawings, paintings, ceramics, texts and three fantastic cartoon movies: „Aurora“, „Invasion“ und „Ice Planet“. Lights, Camera, Action!

An image leads to a story that leads to an image that leads to a story

Who came first, the image or the story? And who came next, the storyteller or the new story? These were some of the questions the workshop participants asked together with art writer Filipa Ramos and author Ingo Niermann on the ocasion of the exhibition by Basim Magdy (29.4.-3.7.2016). Out of the stories that images tell and the images that tell stories an adventurous comic has been created. Happy reading!


Deutsche Bank KunstHalle Offers Free Welcoming Programs for Refugees

Providing access to art and promoting creativity – these are the main aims of the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle’s mediation program. The visual power of art can usually be conveyed without many words. The various themes that art explores have points of reference that enable people to exchange ideas about life in current society. We cordially invite refugees to become acquainted with our venue and international exhibition program. In free, individualized workshops and guided tours for children, families, and adults in different languages, we look forward to exchange that enriches us all.

Informationskarte für Geflüchtete

Jackson Pollock’s Kids’ Guide

Within the framework of the exhibition “Jackson Pollock: Energy Made Visible” at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle (11/25/2015 – 4/10/2016), students at the Creative Elementary School in Friedrichshain developed a “Museum Guide for Kids by Kids.” Since 2014, class 4b at the school has visited every exhibition at the KunstHalle. In dialogic tours, they talk with art mediator Dr. Lisa Klotz about the effect of the artworks and the exhibition architecture. Subsequently they experiment with artistic techniques and implement their own artistic ideas. We are particularly pleased about this special approach of exhibitions and wish you enjoyable reading!

Special thanks to the students Yara Laue, Lea Prokop, Saida Sabanov, Mia Pathe, Claire Dierberg and the teacher Anne Gerds.

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Bored in the museum? Creative Box

With our mobile Creative Box, kids, adults and families, whether alone or together, can paint, draw, glue, and construct in the exhibition — independently of our workshops and guided tours. Just ask at the museum's counter!

School Cooperation - Cooperation with Kreativitätsschulzentrum Berlin

Since the beginning of 2014 we organize each exhibition individual workshops with the KreativitätsGrundschule Berlin-Friedrichshain. Together we explore the diverse exhibitions of the different artists, their artistic ideas and approaches. In dialogic tours we talk about the effect of the artworks and the exhibition architecture. Finally we experiment with artistic techniques and put our own creative ideas.