deutsche Versionfrom 7.-10.June 2012

Winsor McCay (1869–1934)
Comics, Movies, Dreams
7 to 10 June 2012
Opening hours: Thu noon–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Kongresszentrum Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Großer Saal

Winsor McCay is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Innovative pictorial inventions, cinematographic perspectives and surrealistic content are typical of his work. Not least his examinations of human manias, dreams and nightmares in both of his main series “Little Nemo in Slumberland” and ”Dream of a Rarebit Fiend” make his works equal to the fine art of his time. McCay saw comics as the new art of the 20th century. He wanted to use them to realize the highest aesthetic demands under the economic and technical conditions of mass production. At the same time, he decisively influenced the technical and aesthetic development of movies. He created the first animated movies in motion picture history. The exhibition is a co-production of the Bilderbuchmuseum der Stadt Troisdorf, the Wilhelm Busch-Museum Hannover, the Cartoonmuseum Basel, the Graphik-Kabinett der Stadt Backnang, the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Kooperation mit der Galerie im RWE Tower Dortmund and the Erlangen International Comic Salon.


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Disappearing Landscape
Winsor McCay (1869–1934)
Comics, Movies, Dreams
50 Years of Spider-Man
Charles Burns
Horror Around the Corner
Shadows and Visions
The Demons of David B.
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Manuele Fior
Dissections with a Gentle Scalpel
Lorenzo Mattotti
Hänsel und Gretel
Reality by Merging Words, Photographs and Drawings
Black.Light Project
Drawn from Life II
German Newspaper Strips Today
Underground and The Revolution
26th and 27th Comic Artist Seminar 2011 and 2012
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Heimat 2.0
The Ehapa Comic Collection Comics Grant
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Dance of the Skeletons - Felix Pestemer's “Der Staub der Ahnen“
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Komikaze and Igor Hofbauer
Glücklicher Montag presents
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Animal Athletics
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