[spectre] exh. Proto ANIME Cut opens in Berlin, 20 January

Andreas Broeckmann ab at dortmunder-u.de
Thu Jan 13 12:28:20 CET 2011


Proto Anime Cut
Spaces and Visions in Japanese Animation

21 January - 6 March 2011, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Opening: Thursday, 20 January 2011, 19:00h

The exhibition Proto Anime Cut presents original 
drawings of the most important directors and 
illustrators of Japanese animated films.

The action-packed hero stories and the visionary 
science fiction of Japanese Anime are set in 
impressive worlds that are constructed in 
painstaking detail. Looking at the creative 
processes, the filmmakers appear as architectural 
dreamers who operate with virtuosity at
the borders of credibility, fiction and utopia. 
The exhibition focuses on the development of 
these arenas of action and narrative scenarios. 
Numerous background paintings, storyboards, 
drafts, sources of inspiration and film excerpts 
provide insight into the working methods of the 
most successful animation artists of the last two 
decades. Proto Anime Cut presents them for the 
first time in Europe.

The exhibition includes work by Hideaki Anno 
(director, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Koji 
Morimoto (director, Dimension Bomb), Hiromasa 
Ogura (Art Director), Mamoru Oshii (director, 
Patlabor, Ghost in the Shell, Innocence) and 
Takashi Watabe (Layout).

The presented artists have played key roles in 
the development of Anime. By cooperating closely 
in different production studios in Tokyo they 
gave their distinctive signatures to many films 
and developed the prototypical Anime style.

The director Koji Morimoto and the background 
designer Hiromasa Ogura will attend the opening 
on 20 January in Berlin.


Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 
Berlin, Germany, Phone: +49 (0)30 6169030
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 14:00-19:00h, free entry

Curated by Stefan Riekeles and David d'Heilly.
A project by Les Jardins des Pilotes (Berlin) in cooperation with 2dk (Tokyo).


Co-produced by Obra Social CajaMadrid (Madrid). 
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Japan 

Kindly supported by Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

The association Les Jardins des Pilotes was 
founded as a non-profit organisation in 2008 and 
is represented by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan 

Further dates of the exhibition
2011/09/10 - 11/13, HMKV im Dortmunder U - Center 
for Art and Creativity, Dortmund, Germany
2012/01/25 - 03/25, Espai Cultural de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2012/04/15 - 06/06, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

Press contact
Anabel Pérez
ap at jardinsdespilotes.org
+49 (0)30 6298 6467, +49 (0)176 6255 0110
Les Jardins des Pilotes e.V. für Kunst und Kultur, Berlin

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