Räuber Hotzenplotz, Krabat und Die kleine Hexe
Otfried Preußler – Figurenschöpfer und Geschichtenerzähler
18.09.2022 bis 15.01.2023
Otfried Preußler (1923–2013) is one of the most important and influential German authors of children's and young adult books. In addition to the fantastic and fairytale stories that he knows how to tell skillfully, it is the striking illustrations that have been inscribed in the collective memory of several generations. The little ghost that turns black in daylight, the one hundred and twenty-seven years young witch and the little Aquarius living at the Mühlenweiher have found their way into many children's rooms to this day. Various illustrators have given the figures their characteristic and unmistakable appearance. Particularly well-known are the illustrations of F. J. Tripp, who gave the robber Hotzenplotz his distinctive appearance. In the exhibition, Preußler's curious new word creations also attract attention. Muhme Rumpumpel, Hörbe and his friend Zwottel are characterized by their linguistically and figuratively high recognition value. Preußler's adaptation of the Sorbian legend Krabat was successfully filmed in 2008 and is just one example of the successful transfer of his stories to other media.
Oberhausen – Aufbruch macht Geschichte
Strukturwandel 1847–2040. Eine Ausstellung des Stadtarchivs Oberhausen
23.10.2022 bis 22.01.2023
The closure of the Concordia colliery in 1967/68 marked the collapse of structural change in the everyday life and consciousness of Oberhausen's urban population. However, economic and social change has determined the entire history of the city since the development of the Lipperheide by the railway in 1847 until today.
In a special way, two epochs of experienced upheaval characterize Oberhausen. In the "Structural Change 1.0" from 1896 to 1934, the city centre changed its face. The industry at today's Friedensplatz was replaced by public and private services, as engines for quality of life and central importance in the industrial city. In the "Structural Change 2.0", the city received a new economic foundation with leisure and services in the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. At the same time, the city's self-image changed. The "cradle of the Ruhr industry" became the "tourism capital of the Ruhr area".
With photos, maps, newspapers and other documents, but also with films and interviews, the exhibition of the city archive impressively shows the changes in the cityscape and in the feelings of the contemporary population – an exciting look into the history of the city of Oberhausen.