Blaue Hintergrundillustration

Visual Arts

Window exhibition /digital exhibition

Covid19 also has a huge impact on culture in all countries concerned. At the same time, in times of crisis the systemic relevance of culture, and equally that of humour, is clearly evident: the worse the times, the more necessary the valve function and the blacker the humour.
Together with the artist and comic artist Olav Westphalen, we are therefore arranging a showcase exhibition in our library that takes a humorous look at the crisis using the current example of the coronavirus. A total of nine of the artist's cartoons will gradually be placed on the outside windows of our library from 4 May onwards, turning it into an open-air gallery. The exhibition will be communicated simultaneously in digital form (website, Facebook, Instagram).
Westphalen is a German-American artist in whose work the forms of expression of play, entertainment and cartoons play a central role. His activities aim to highlight cultural blind spots and hypocrisy in his immediate social and cultural environments. He consciously moves within the entire field of high and popular culture. His works are in the collections of the Dallas Museum, Centre Pompidou, Moderna Museet and MoMa, among others.

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