“Intolerance” is a new work by Dutch artist Willem de Rooij. Consisting of a large, temporary installation in the upper hall of the Nationalgalerie, it was developed specifically for this gallery. In “Intolerance”, a number of Dutch bird illustrations from the 17th century, painted by Melchior d’Hondecoeter, faces Hawaiian feather objects from the 18th and 19th centuries. In his work, de Rooij analyses the conventions of presentation and representation, examining the tensions between socially/politically-bound and autonomous image production.
Thoma+Schekorr designed the matching exhibition communication in harmony with the associative work by de Rooij with its factual and concise shapes. Various communications measures for print, outside advertisements and signs in the building were developed and implemented.