Nature-Sea-Chair: Eva, Philipp, Jonas, Lena, Vanessa and Janina. Realschule Ebern and heilpädagogische Tagesstätte der Lebenshilfe Ebern.

An Exhibition of Very Special Chairs Created by Special Artists

Schnell-Lebig (fast moving): Disabled students and the artist Rose-Marie Rychner. Kunstzentrum Hammerhof.

Hand (hand): The students of the secondary school Willy, Max, Jonas, Alex and Markus with Alexander and Manuel from the Lebenshilfe Schule. Realschule Ebern und Heilpädagogische Tagesstätte der Lebenshilfe Ebern


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Die Neue Sammlung
Grab a Seat
May 11-June 3, 2012

Ungeschminkt (without make-up), Mehr Mut (more courage), Horst or Unser Wohlfühlplatz (Our feelgood place) are the names of some of the 30 chairs that will be presented in an unusual show by Die Neue Sammlung. 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.

In 2012 — May 20-16 — Munich hosts the Special Olympics, the national sports competition for people withdisabilities. 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.

Chefstuhl für den Strand (executive chair for the beach): Inka, Dominik, Annika, Michel, Fabian, Yasin, Vanessa, Lena, Ansgar. Students of the class L4, St. Nikolaus Schule Lohr/Wombach.


Lebensträume (lifetime dreams): Shafak Keskin, Silke Knorz, social education teacher Karin Keller and teacher Andrea Seifert. Förderstätte des Blindeninstituts Würzburg