Städtische Galerie, Delmenhorst
– 26 August 2018
“Memory Palace” is the title of the current exhibition by cartoonist and illustrator Stefan Marx at the Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, showcasing over 50 of his cartoon-like sketches as poster editions.
The Städtische Galerie in Haus Coburg has been transformed into a “sketchbook” – showcasing the text pictures, slogans, and drawings Stefan Marx uses to process the impressions he collects while travelling. At Haus Coburg, he has created his own memory palace where visitors can come face to face with his individual word compositions, slogans or translated typographic commentaries in both colour and black and white. Some have repeated motifs while others use a variety. The organisers describe the exhibition as a “small palace revolt” because Marx has transformed a gallery that is usually hung with framed pictures into a kind of pop-up store. As well as his drawings, Marx displays his fabric designs, posters, skateboards, and much more. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can take part in guided tours with curator Annett Reckert, or take advantage of a portrait service offered by illustrator Kolja Burmester. Furthermore they can participate in a language practice workshop with the goal of creating an animated film for the exhibition. A supplementary programme for children, including various workshops in drawing, music, and hand lettering is also offered.