SCHIRN DOMINO is a project of the SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT for young people aged 13-17 years in close cooperation with youth facilities and German language compensatory classes in and around Frankfurt. The goal is to inspire young people to engage with art through the SCHIRN exhibitions.

The project consists of several phases: After a thematic introduction and in consultation with the representatives of the participating youth institutions and schools, a concept for the implementation of the project is developed together. The next step is to introduce the young people to the SCHIRN exhibition. Afterwards, they deal with the topics of the exhibition in a practical way in their institutions. They will be supported by a SCHIRN art educator. The project ends with a presentation of the works created. This offers the opportunity to present the concept and the results of SCHIRN DOMINO to other youth groups and thus to win over multipliers for the project.



Hip hop is not just a music genre, but a cultural and societal phenomenon. Since its emergence in the Bronx of New York City in the 1970s, hip hop has propelled innovations in music, poetry, fashion, visual and performing arts, and also influenced various aspects of life worldwide. The exhibition THE CULTURE at the SCHIRN showcases over 100 works, illustrating how hip hop is represented across numerous artistic mediums.

How did hip hop originate and what are its main elements? What can one express through a pose? What influences one's identity? And does a tracksuit belong to the hip hop culture? Exciting answers to these questions await participants of the DOMINO project. They will explore the significance behind the exhibition's works, experiment with different materials and techniques, and create their own pieces.

SCHIRN DOMINO, a SCHIRN project in cooperation with youth centers and German-language intensive classes, invites young people to engage artistically with a current exhibition.

Monica Ikegwu, Open/Closed, 2021, Oil on canvas, 121.9 x 91.4 cm each, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Myrtis, © Monica Ikegwu