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0140 RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20

Berlin, 2011, Brandlhuber+ Berliner Tafel e.V., Bücherbogen am Savignyplatz, Buchhandlung Walther König, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Tageszeitung, Deutsches Architekturzentrum, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Galerie Esther Schipper, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, KOW, Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Neue Nationalgalerie, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Pro qm, Sammlung Haubrok

In August 2011 Berlin ́s major political parties were running their election campaigns.  Though, referring to very different ideologies, questions of urban policy became increasingly blurred - no real difference in housing politics could have been detected. Following this political dedifferentiation, the office Brandlhuber+ started a campaign pointing at this fact. By mixing the colors of the political parties - SPD (Social Democratic Party), Bündnis 90 die Grünen (Alliance 90/  The Greens), CDU (Christian Democratic Union), Die Linke (The Left) and FDP (Free Democratic Party) - in equal parts, a brownish tone was created: RGB 165/96/36 CMYK 14/40/80/20. The question of and demand for a clear and strong color contrast, raises the question of differentiation in politics. The color of political indifference was printed on monochrome posters and hung up in public space, partly covering the existing election campaigns. Further, it was shown on websites, in empty spaces, daily newspapers and public lectures. Therewith, a public discussion started that initiated a debate over the ambiguities of the political color range. More information: interview "Eine Politik zum reinhauen"

Special thanks: Laura Burlon, the Chermayeff’s, Anna-Rosa Krau, Isa Melsheimer, Thomas Schneider, Christian von Borries; thanks for delivering: Jonathan Pouthier; Reading from the party programs, thanks to: Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Tobias Hönig, Alexander Koch, Astrid Maniz, Nikolaus Oberhuber, Mario Pfeifer, Friedrich von Borries; thanks to everybody who participated by changed backgrounds on their websites & to Dorten and agenturfürkrankemedien for providing rgb1659636.net.