Design: Martin Keziah Vella, Illustrations: Lea Heinrich

20.10.2023 – 21.11.2023

There's the river, you've got the bucket. 20 years of comics and illustration in Kassel

With the exhibition "There's the river, you've got the bucket!" we would like to look back on 20 years of teaching by Prof. Hendrik Dorgathen. The illustrator, who has won numerous awards, became Professor of Comics & Illustration at the Kunsthochschule Kassel in 2003.

He has always been instrumental in the success of the Comic & Illustration class and with this exhibition we would like to present a selection of his graduates from recent years to honor his influential work in the class.

The central goal of the exhibition is to question and negotiate this supposedly two-dimensional medium by using comics and illustration as an articulation and negotiation of popular culture, thus encouraging diverse views and perspectives of comics and illustration. Comics and illustration open up to a kind of play space in the joint exploration of social, cultural, and political references. "There's the river, you've got the bucket" aims to promote diversity in artistic expression and engagement with social issues.

The exhibition presents a wide range of internationally and nationally successful artists:inside. Among the exhibitors are renowned illustrators who have collaborated with well-known companies on a global scale. Their works have been published worldwide and have earned them numerous awards, such as the Max-und-Moritz Prize.

Exhibitors: Daniel von Bothmer, Sheree Domingo, Markus Färber, Rita Fürstenau, Aisha Franz, Christiane Hamacher, Daniela Heller, Lea Heinrich, Anna Holzhauer, Sebastian Gneiting, Nic Klein, Nils Knoblich, Ilknur Kocer, Sophie Nicklas, Jolanda Obleser, Greta von Richthofen, Leonard Riegel, René Rogge, Isabel Seliger, Sebastian Stamm, Burcu Türker, Marthe Viehmann, David Weiss.

Curatorial direction: Defne Kizilöz and Lea Heinrich
Curatorial team: Dylan Lygo, Jascha Mertins, Hannah Röhlsberger, Lisa Schäfer, Natalia Yakovina
Editorial design: Martin Keziah Vella

October 21 - November 21, 2023

20.10.23, 6 p.m.

Opening hours
Tue - Fri, 3 to 7 p.m.
Sat - Sun, 1 to 6 p.m.

Artist Talk
21.10.23, 5 p.m.
with Aisha Franz, Sebastian Gneiting, Daniela Heller, Sebastian Stamm

Exhibition tours
31.10.23, 6 p.m.

Curator's tour
07.11.23, 6 p.m.

Drink & Draw
10.11.23, 5 p.m.
with Colo Kraft and Georgina Mowwe

11/21/23, 3 p.m.

Ausstellungshalle Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstraße 13, 34121 Kassel

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