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Anna Haifisch

Anna Haifisch, Clinique von Spatz. Éditions misma, 2015 © Anna Haifisch
Anna Haifisch's work displays a special kind of poetry, poetry that is graphic as well as literary. It is a poetry of heterotopias, of surroundings not found in the day-to-day world yet despairingly commonplace. Here, she spurs us to reflect on the conditions of artistic creation and on the utopian potential of the imagination. With laconic humour, Haifisch practices a drawing-text synthesis associating different genres – comics, free drawing, illustration and engraving. Hers is consequently one of the most individual voices in the contemporary strip cartoon.

Among the numerous figures and motifs in Haifisch's work we find successively: a “creative residence” of delicate mice applying themselves to the art of drawing while isolated from the rest of the world by a violent snowstorm; Walt Disney, Saul Steinberg and Tomi Ungerer having nervous breakdowns by the poolside of a nursing home called the "Pavilion of the Visionaries"; or the mythical highways of Los Angeles, their billboards preserving the Californian dream.

In addition to works already published, Haifisch's first monographic exhibition in France presents new work especially produced for the occasion.
Exhibition Curator: Anna Sailer, Curator of the Tomi Ungerer Museum – international Illustration Centre
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Museum details

2 avenue de la Marseillaise
+33 3 68 98 50 00
Opening hours

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