Dissections with a Gentle Scalpel
1 to 10 June 2012
Opening hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 3–6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Special opening hours 7 to 10 June: Thu noon–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Kunstverein – Neue Galerie
Movements of modernism meet developments in graphic narration in the work of Manuele Fior, who was born in 1975 in Cesena in northern Italy. In his first graphic novel “Icarus”, he only used color as a graphic element. In “Fräulein Else”, an adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s novella, the graphic structures of the preliminary pencil drawings are overlaid with watercolour tones. In his great reflection on the metamorphosis of love and distance, “Fünftausend Kilometer in der Sekunde“ ("Five Thousand Kilometres Per Second”) – that was honored as the Best Comic Album in Angoulême in 2011 and is nominated for the “Max und Moritz”-Prize 2012 – color has at last become the dominant bearer of mood. The development of this talent is grounded in the aesthetics of modernism with references to Picasso, Art Nouveau, Expressionism and Edvard Munch and the comics of Lorenzo Mattotti as immediate role models.