Last year was a successful year for the Caricatura Museum. Not least because of the exhibition of works by the popular comedian Otto Waalkes, the beautiful museum enjoyed an increase in visitors. But of course those responsible do not want to rest on their laurels and offer visitors many more great exhibitions. With the new show, which highlights the work of the painter, draughtsman, author, lyricist, musician, scriptwriter and actor Ernst Kahl, this intention has already been realised very well. For Kahl's works do exactly what good comic art does: they make the viewer laugh, but also make him think. It is funny and cryptic, but not flat.
Fittingly on the artist's 70th birthday, this exhibition celebrates a true multi-talent, a "fine spirit of high comedy," a "poet of the everyday," a "magician of the unthinkable." It is above all the details that make up his works. Whether cartoons, picture stories or illustrations - Ernst Kahl's very special powers of observation make his works so unique. He breaks conventions and thereby reveals human abysses. This is surprising, unconventional and also provocative. It is therefore no wonder that Ernst Kahl has been awarded numerous prizes: Among them the Göttingen Elk for his life's work in 2007, the Wilhelm Busch Prize in 2011 and finally the Sondermann Prize for Comic Art in 2014.
The exhibition will feature paintings and drawings, illustrations and early publications, as well as photomontages and smaller objects. Ernst Kahl's cinematic and musical oeuvre will be shown at audio and video stations. And if, after walking through the exhibition, you are in the mood for more, you should take a look at the catalogue published to accompany the exhibition in the Caricatura Museum Edition by Verlag Antje Kunstmann: "Forgotten Catastrophes" by Ernst Kahl shows his multifaceted oeuvre and includes paintings on canvas, watercolours, drawings and collages, objects and installations, screenplays, films, texts and music. In this unforgettable volume of splendor, readers can finally take another look at the magnificent and highly comic work of a legend of comic art. Or two, or three .
The exhibition is on view in Frankfurt until May 12. <link http: caricatura-museum.de museum-titelseite.html _blank>You can also find more info HERE