5 March to 19 June 2022

Christoph Meckel

Augustinermuseum – Haus der Graphischen Sammlung / An exhibition of the Museum für Neue Kunst

For Christoph Meckel (1935-2020), who was known as a writer, the visual arts played just as important a role as literature throughout his life. From the post-war years to the globalised world, Meckel commented on contemporary events as an accusatory observer. He described his graphic oeuvre as a "world comedy".

The exhibition shows for the first time his large-format woodcuts from the early 1960s as well as the series of etchings "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" and "The Rights of the Child".

Christoph Meckel, Figur mit Maske, 1962, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Axel Killian
Christoph Meckel, Figur mit Maske, 1962, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021, Foto: Axel Killian