“A Moment Ago” was part of Drawing Rooms II at Hamburger Kunsthalle

November 25th 2016 – May 21th 2017
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

Silvia Bächli, Bernhard Johannes Blume, Sandra Boeschenstein, Fernando de Brito, Robbie Cornelissen, Marcel van Eeden, Lili Fischer, Frank Gerritz, Katharina Hinsberg, Georg Jappe, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Carolin Jörg / Michael Fragstein, Linda Karshan, Hubert Kiecol, Korpys / Löffler, Klaus Kumrow, Lines Fiction, Sol LeWitt, Nanne Meyer, Jan Meyer-Rogge, Mariella Mosler, Hilka Nordhausen, Roman Ondák, Arnulf Rainer, Ulrich Rückriem, Gerhard Rühm, David Tremlett, Barbara Camilla Tucholski, Clivia Vorrath, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Franz Erhard Walther.

Lines Fiction artists:
Manon Bovenkerk, Matthias Beckmann, Aline Helmcke, Miodrag Manojlović, Kakyoung Lee, Susanne Rosin, David Mackintosh, Gagan Singh, Bettina Munk.

Curator: Dr. Petra Roettig

“The medium of drawing is more relevant today than ever: For young artists drawing has once more become a central practice, more important than it has been for a long time. While the first part of the exhibition presents developments from the 1950s all the way to current approaches, the second part is now dedicated to wall drawings, room installations and virtual animations.” In a classic cartoon, drawings are animated to tell stories. In contrast animated films made by artists (who specialize in drawing) are not bound by linear narratives, they are open to experimentation and creative interaction with the media. By taking advantage of wayward materials imaginative techniques and contextual jumping, the lines between drawings and animation are playfully probed, and within that space between the lines new forms of drawings are discovered. The starting point for all these works is still the classic drawing (done by hand) but it is further developed through animation. These works clearly illustrate how both media inspire and complement each other. Bettina Munk launched Lines Fiction ( in 2011 as an Internet platform for presenting international positions for presenting international positions in drawing and animation. Artists who equally value their drawings and their animated films use the platform to introduce themselves to an international audience. The collection of works on the website gives viewers an impression of diverse creative potential, while the selected interviews enhance the site by going into depth. Lines Fiction has gradually been evolving into a kaleidoscope of contemporary artistic animation. The animated films presented in this exhibition are a selection of the films which can bee viewed at Lines Fiction.