A photographer among musicians
Linda McCartney – The Sixties and more
19.01.2020 bis 03.05.2020
When the American Linda Eastman began taking photographs in the mid-1960s she immediately came into contact with the rock 'n' roll scene. A press invitation opened the doors to a Rolling Stones promotion party on the SS Sea Panther on the Hudson River for her. This is where her unusual career began. “It was the time when Jimi Hendrix came into my apartment out of the blue, covered in snow, and I had dinner with Jim Morrison in Chinatown. I once bought peanut butter with Janis Joplin for a midnight feast and another time I took the subway through the city with Jackson Browne.” She also made acquaintances the Beatles and her later husband Paul.
In the form of photos from the sixties the exhibition vividly shows powerful moments from this intense musical era. Her work is complemented by her Roadworks and experimental Sun Prints.
An independent display of record covers with their special designs also offers an additional insight into the era of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Simon Schwartz – Geschichtsbilder. Comics & Graphic Novels
Politics and provocation – Cartoons in XXL
02.02.2019 bis 14.06.2020
The satirist Jacques Tilly from Düsseldorf has found a unique way to formulate his contributions to politics and society that are often laced with a biting sense of humour: he builds them three-dimensionally in XXL. Whether Putin, Erdogan or Trump, the despots, demagogues and dictators of our world are unmasked and disenchanted by Tilly with pinpoint accuracy.
Thoughts are first arranged on paper in the form of scribbles and drawings. Tilly and his team then construct these into huge sculptures which are transported on wagons and brought to the people. Initially the Düsseldorf Carnival is the only event (and still the most important today) where the giant-format cartoons progress through the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital. In the meantime though his wagons dedicated to Greta Thunberg, Orbán/Kaczynski and Brexit can also be seen abroad. The whole world bears witness thanks to the echo ensuing in the media. Tilly's images speak a language that can be understood by everyone and that is also capable of humorously pointing out the grievances of the world in distant lands such as Thailand or Arab states.
LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen presents this important and unique caricaturist for the first time in an exhibition. In addition to the development process of the concept and its implementation, the media presence is also focused on as a new and international form of distribution and impact. And of course his sculptures – caricatures in size XXL.