Unusual aesthetics, collage techniques, colorful over-painting and a carefree approach that often flies in the face of functionality all convey a totally different approach to design. A simple wooden chair is re-styled, transformed - the designers: persons with special needs. Visitors can ask themselves: Is that a topic for design? For art? Counter question: Why not? The museum also sees itself as a platform for open discussion.
From May 20th to 26th Munich will be hosting the Special Olympics, the national sports competition for people with intellectual disabilities. The art action organized by the diocese of Würzburg "Nimm Platz – für eine inklusive Gesellschaft" (Grab a Seat – for an inclusive society) is part of the accompanying cultural program by the Culture Department of Munich. The chairs visualize and symbolize the place that the artists wish or see for themselves in society.
A representative of the Kulturreferent of the Landeshauptstadt München attends at the press preview and will present the cultural programme of the Special Olympics in Munich 2012.
An exhibition by Die Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian State Parliament, the Culture Department of the City of Munich and the Archbishoprics Munich and Freising, Pastoral persons with special needs.
10,00 / 7,00 EUR ; Sonntag / Sunday: 1,00 EUR
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