>>> The exhibition takes place in the Galerie im Saalbau from 7th November 2015 until 7th Feburary 2016, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin- Neukölln. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 8pm.
>>> You can buy the publication in the exhibition space and online here
The project Redrawing Stories from the Past fosters and accompanies five young comic artists from different European countries during their engagement with commemorative cultures, biographies and the history of the victims of National Socialism.
By using the format of the comic the artists draw closer to hidden and marginalised (life)stories of victims of the National Socialism in Europe, that took place in their neighbourhood, village, town or country of birth. The main focus lies on individual life stories or historical particularities that have long been forgotten or were buried in the archives, that have not yet been told by contemporary witnesses and have therefore not become part of collective awareness. It is these untold European stories that the comic artists back up with historical material, e.g. photos, films, documents, interviews or biographies.
The comic theorist and historian Ole Frahm and the comic-artist Sascha Hommer accompany this creative process througout the year. The artists and the workhop-leaders meat in two workshops in Pancevo, Serbia (31.03.-05.04.2015) and in Chemnitz, Germany (28.06.-03.07.2015). In two joint exhibitions (opening the 17th of October 2015 in the AJZ Chemnitz and the 5th of November 2015 in the Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin-Neukölln) and a publication the artists eventually demonstrate an emancipatory approach to European history and past that contributes to a critical examination of European history.