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James Curran

SEE YOU AGAIN MAY 8—12, 2019

14th

Pictoplasma
Conference & Festival
Berlin


02 – 06 MAY 2018

From avant-garde urban art to global recognition value, award-winning animation to viral Internet phenomena: the 14th Pictoplasma festival presented true virtuosos of contemporary character design and art. The featured artists challenge the way we recognize familiar facial patterns and demonstrate character power at its most emotive—radically abstracting the portrait, playfully flipping heads inside out, covering the inner void with grimacing masks, or pushing minimalist reduction to its limits. 

 

21 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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03 – 05 MAY/

ARTIST TALKS,
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

BABYLON
ROSA-LUXEMBURGSTR. 30
10178 BERLIN – MITTE

At the heart of the Festival, the central Pictoplasma Conference presented 20+ key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge graphic, toy and game designers and leading animation filmmakers, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.

 

17 CHARACTER WALK EXHIBITIONS  

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#FaceOff exhibition 2018

02 – 06 MAY/

EXHIBITIONS AND
GROUP SHOWS
THROUGHOUT
BERLIN

 

 

The accompanying Festival exhibitions staged new work by an impressive line-up of participating artists – presenting sculptures, paintings, installations, art editions and multiples – many of them for the first time in Berlin. 

 

100 ANIMATION SCREENINGS

Cesar Pelizer

© César Pelizer

03 – 05 MAY/

Big screen
psychedelic 
eye-candy and
storytelling genius

 

The Festival’s film section brought animated newborns to the big screen, whisking the audience around the world in freshly curated programmes brimming with psychedelic eye-candy and storytelling genius.

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