deutsche Versionfrom 7.-10.June 2012

The Universal Language of Comics
Projects of the Goethe-Institutes Moscow, Cairo and Jakarta
4 to 29 June 2012
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Special opening hours 7 to 10 June: Thu 12 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Siemens AG – Basement des Hauptverwaltungsgebäudes

Comics and graphic novels are of increasing importance for the work of the Goethe-Institutes. German artists are invited to convey German culture worldwide through exhibitions, lectures and workshops. An extensive travelling exhibition about the German comics scene is touring through the Institutes and a website informs users about current comics trends in the German-speaking countries. The Goethe-Institutes have long recognized the potential of graphic literature as a connecting element and make use of it for unusual projects. The Comic Salon is showcasing three extraordinary initiatives from Moscow, Cairo and Jakarta.


Illustration of History
Comics from the Arab World
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.
Comic Cartoon Caricature. Artists from Switzerland and the Metropolitan Region
The Universal Language of Comics
Projects of the Goethe-Institutes Moscow, Cairo and Jakarta
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
Forward – Of course!
Tonto looks back on 10 years of “Tonto-Comics“
Heimat 2.0
The Ehapa Comic Collection Comics Grant
Splitter Verlag presents
Fantasy meets Neorealism – Daniel Schreiber's “Annas Paradies“
avant-verlag presents
Dance of the Skeletons - Felix Pestemer's “Der Staub der Ahnen“
Gummi-Wörner Kulturzentrale presents
Komikaze and Igor Hofbauer
Glücklicher Montag presents
The Schwarwel Universe
toonsUp presents
Anjo Haase: Little Jokes
toonsUp presents
Animal Athletics
Britannia Store presents
Klaus Cornfield – Display window and store exhibition
Comicaze presents
Heimat, deine Sterne!
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg / Department for Nordic Languages and Literature presents:
Livet är inget för amatörer – Life isn't for Amateurs