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11. April – 12. May 2019

A student exhibition

by the classes R9a | R10a | R10b of the Hegelsberg School – Cooperative Comprehensive School, the city of Kassel and the Museum for Sepulchral Culture

Within the framework of art lessons, the students of the 9th and 10th grade of the Hegelsberg School dealt with the topics "death" and "superstition". Paintings, comics, hand puppets and portfolios illustrate the diversity of personal ideas about death and pick up on both old and new myths about death.

For example, the manifold "Essbildchen" (eatable pictures) and scapulars are reinterpretations of healing, protection and defence rituals with which people in earlier centuries sought to protect themselves from misfortune and illness. In the works of the students, wishes and longings are revealed; but also fears.

The concept and the texts for the exhibition were developed during a two-week internship at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture and during the art lessons of Meike Wieringa and Christiane Maraun-Dröge.


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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

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D-34117 Kassel | Germany
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