comiXconnection opening hours:
Tuesday – Friday from 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Visits require a mouth/nose-protection and a time-slot ticket: www.smb.museum/tickets
Saturday, 22 August 2020, 7pm
Hallertau – Seasonal Work in Times of Covid-19
Artist talk about making a comic diary
Lockdown in spring 2020: Every evening science journalist Alexandra Hamann keeps diary about her seasonal work spontaneously started on hop farms in Bavarian Hallertau. She sends texts and photos to comic artist Julia Kluge, who transforms the episodes into colourful panels from a distance (https://mintwissen.com/hopfen). The artist talk will give an insight into the making of and backgrounds of the comic diary and this particular way of artistic cooperation.
In good weather the artist talk will take place in the museum’s garden.
Admission from 6pm, the comic can be read in the exhibition.
Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org (limited attendance)
Facebook Link: Hallertau – Seasonal Work in Times of Covid-19
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
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
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/
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 recently published comic diary about seasonal work in Hallertau/Bavaria on display in comiXconnection. In the artist talk, moderated by Axel Halling, Alexandra Hamann and Julia Kluge explained the backgrounds and making of.
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
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)
Flyer including a programme overview, 2020: