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Tomi Ungerer the European
TOMI UNGERER AND EUROPE
The relationship of Tomi Ungerer's work to Europe is the subject of this exhibition at Strasbourg's Tomi Ungerer Museum.
Born in Strasbourg, the artist has remained deeply attached to the idea of Europe, with the values of justice, tolerance and humanism represented by the city being dear to his heart. He emphasizes the role of Franco-German relations, and the special role played by the history of Alsace, as driving forces in the construction of Europe. At the same time, as a self-respecting satirical cartoonist, he does not exclude a certain critical vision of the subject, particularly when targeting Europe's weaknesses. The original illustrations of the book Europolitain (1998) are presented here for the first time in their entirety. They are put in context by a set of Tomi Ungerer drawings against violence and totalitarianism going from the 1960s to the present day.
In partnership with the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers – Council of Europe (May-November 2019).
Exhibition curated by: Thérèse Willer, Head Curator, Musée Tomi Ungerer; Conservation Assistants, Cécile Ripoll and Candice Runderkamp