WHAT A FAMILY!

The childreen of Manns from 1945 till today

THE CONCEPT

Looking behind the scenes of the famous Mann literary family. Intimate insights into the life journeys of Heinrich’s and Thomas’s children in the shadow of their fathers.

TOPICS

Thomas’s six children and Heinrich Mann’s daughter as individual personalities and entangled in a web of family relationships.

THE EXHIBITION

In the exhibition, the Mann children stand in the shadows of their fathers. Their individual pavilions gleam in bright colours from the depth of a shadowy and dark space. Every room has its very individual shape and colour. The way in which these spacial bodies are placed in relation to each other has been developed in collaboration with curator Tilmann Lahme and represents the relationships of these individuals to each other.


Klaus is holding on to Erika. She, in turn, only glances over her shoulder at Monika. Monika looks to Golo, who just stands there, in blue, like a temple. Thomas Mann quotes about his children streak across the exterior walls of the rooms as bright inscriptions. Visitors can print texts on thermal printers to take with them. The shape of these strips of text is repeated in the logo, and in the wall panels and folds of the pavilions.

Data & Facts

Place
Lübeck
Client
Buddenbrookhaus Lübeck
Exhibition Space
150 m2

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