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Walls of Goethe Institut covered with posters featuring a range of emotions

  • Published at 07:31 pm November 18th, 2019
Walls of Goethe Institut covered with posters featuring a range of emotions
Students, parents enjoy the opening ceremony of the exhibition at Goethe-Institut | Courtesy

This poster exhibition is created by German historians and educators Ute and Bettina Frevert,  and different canvasses display 20 different emotions, including indignation, disgust, and enthusiasm. Each poster and photo convey strong messages to society

If you pay a visit to the Goethe-Institut in Dhanmondi, the on-going poster exhibition will mesmerize you. The walls of the institut are covered with colourful posters made with various photos. 

The exhibition, The Power of Emotions. Germany 19 | 19 brings a unique experience for the visitors to have a look at the emotional-historical perspective, illustrating the political and social impact of fear, hope, love, and rage in Germany

PASCH launched the exhibition on Germany's history of the past 100 years is a global network of 1,800 schools aiming to arouse and sustain interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany, and its language. 

The Goethe-Institut supports five partner schools in Bangladesh, under Schools: Partners for the Future (PASCH), offering German language classes at different levels. 

This poster exhibition is created by German historians and educators Ute and Bettina Frevert,  and different canvasses display 20 different emotions, including indignation, disgust, and enthusiasm. Each poster and photo convey strong messages to society. 

One of the displayed posters, Trust,  consisting of various photos by AP and Picture Alliance, depicts the German-Dutch border in 1945. That was the time when many Germans trusted the National Socialist leadership. Caption of a West Germany election poster read: "Women, have trust! Vote for the Union-CDU. This poster is featured in the same poster highlighting the emotion ‘trust.’ This poster reminds the visitors how politics and authority play with our trust. 

Another poster, Affection features an array of emotions. Politicians are also subjects of this poster. Belonging brings out many old movie posters and sneak-peek of movie projects of Germany in various decades. 

The exhibition was published by the Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation and the Federal Foundation for the Study of Communist Dictatorship in East Germany.

The display will remain open for all till  November 30.