CARICATURA - Gallery for comic art
Cultural Station (Kulturbahnhof)
The Gallery for Comic Art - CARICATURA - is based at the Cultural Station inKassel. Since its establishment in 1984, CARICATURA has presented changing exhibitions and events from the areas of caricature and cartoons, criticism and humour, and is a unique forum for humour and satire in Germany today.
"Whatever wants to be in great demand in art needs a concept to begin with. Thus, talk of "comic art" caught on, not least as a result of the effect of the "Caricature" Project.
FAZ 13.8.2003 Feuilleton
Caricature initially achieved a nationwide high profile and recognition with its large-scale cross-sectional exhibitions CARICATURA I - V, in particular, which have been shown since 1987, in parallel to the world art show documenta in each case. Between the documenta years, group exhibitions and viewings of individual artists from the genre of comic art are presented, changing every two months.
An affiliated agency offers its own productions nationally as touring exhibitions. Furthermore, comic art is presented as a live experience in cabaret programmes, readings and concerts. The CARICATURA programme is rounded off by a spatially integrated shop with a comprehensive range of selected books, cartoon postcards, graphic prints and CDs. Finally, the CARICATURA bar invites visitors to enjoy a relaxing end to their exhibition visit.