comiXconnection will be re-opened on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Opening hours until further notice:
Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
Visits require a mouth/nose-protection and a time-slot ticket: www.smb.museum/tickets
Saturday – Sunday, 8–9 February 2020, 11am – 6pm
Comics Journalism Workshop at the MEK
Journalists and comic artists come together to examine through words and images how museums across Europe reflect current cultural and social processes of transformation.
In cooperation with the German Comics Association http://deutscher-comicverein.de/workshop-comicjournalismus-museum/
Wednesday, 11 March 2020, 7pm
Kino Moviemento, Kottbusser Damm 22, 10967 Berlin
The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid, Serbia 2018, 62 min, D: Đorđe Marković.
Comic-artist Aleksandar Zograf investigates the life of Veljko Kockar, a little known artist who created Kaktus Kid in Belgrade during WW II.
Screening and Q&A with Aleksandar Zograf and Ivan Petrović. Admission is free. In cooperation with the German Comics Association. Please register at lilian.pithan[at]deutscher-comicverein.de
28 March 2020, 7pm // postponed to 16th May 2020, 8pm // postponed to March 2021, 7pm
Comics Concert by and with Itay Dvori.
With his diverse range of compositions and improvisations, pianist Itay Dvori helps transform comics of all kinds into colourful sound paintings that play out the action and increase the tension in the stories. The music is precisely synchronised to the projected comic panels and holds viewers mesmerised under its spell. On the closing night of comiXconnection, Itay Dvori will play a selection of pieces from his repertoire, scores from Edmond Baudouin’s “Le Voyage” and Shaun Tan’s “The Arrival”. In addition, he will present new works composed especially for this evening’s celebration of comics from south-eastern Europe. More information at www.itaydvori.com
Photos from the setting of the comiXconnection exhibition in Berlin:
Photos from the setting of the additional exhibition area of comiXconnection in Berlin:
New additional exhibition about comics journalism:
The concepts, scripts and first drafts for the following four comics have been created during the comics journalism workshop held on 8th and 9th February 2020 at the MEK.
Here are the final works:
Plastik Piece of Meat
Dan Allon (drawing) & Nathalie Frank (text)
Alex Bodea (drawing) & Inga Dreyer (text)
Alexandra Rügler (drawing) & Jessika Knauer (text)
Sebastian Strombach (drawing) & Jens Wiesner (text)
The film The Final Adventure of Kaktus Kid had been screened on 11th March 2020.
On that occasion Aleksandar Zograf came to Berlin, where he visited the Neues Museum,
just before it had to be closed because of corona pandemic on 14th March.
postcards from berlin
Aleksandar Zograf 2020