Folkwang Museum

Drawing Stories: Narration in Contemporary Graphic Art

19 May - 15 Jul 2012

© Andreas Seltzer
Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde (119), since 2004
From a series of 167 drawings
Courtesy Laura Mars Grp., Berlin
19 May - 15 July 2012

One trend in contemporary graphic arts of growing importance in the recent years is a turning to the principle of narration. At the same time, under the catchword "Storytelling", narration has become a central form of communication in other areas of social life as well. The exhibition Depicting Stories focuses on this significant current in art for the first time. It presents the contemporary work of 12 German and international artists who are among the most interesting exponents of a narrative drawing. In doing so, different forms of narrative are confronted with one another to illustrate the range and potential of this artistic position. Animated art films developed from drawings will also be presented.

Amy Cutler (*1974, US), Marcel Dzama (*1974, CAN), Marcel van Eeden (*1965, NL), Rachel Goodyear (*1978, UK), Jana Gunstheimer (*1974, D), Pia Linz (*1964, D), Micha Payer & Martin Gabriel (*1979, 1976, AUT), Jenny Perlin (*1970, US), Danica Phelps (*1971, US), Andreas Seltzer (*1943, D), Karen Scheper (*1963, D), Karen Yasinsky (*1965, US)

Tags: Amy Cutler, Marcel Dzama, Marcel van Eeden, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Rachel Goodyear, Jana Gunstheimer, Pia Linz, Jenny Perlin, Danica Phelps