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Press Kit

Charles Burns
Angel De La Calle
Diverso da me...
Glomp X
Christopher Hittinger
Gosia Machon
Hanneriina Moisseinen
Marino Neri
Thomas Ott
Fabio Sera - Coop for words


cineteca di bologna
Via Riva di Reno, 72

opening with the author:
saturday 07.03, H 19

panel with the author:
saturday 07.03, H 20 - Cinema Lumière

Thomas Ott was born in Switzerland in 1966. Among the authors of German languagehe's one of the most appreciated in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He became famous thanks to an absolutely personal approach to comic language. His works, for the greatest part, are without words and his style is given by little and nervous white lines, scratched on black tables, as if they were xylographies or incisions. Ott studied at Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich and he made his first appearance in the world of the independent comic in the Eighties. His works were published on main European magazines such as “Strapazin” (Switzerland), “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, “Tempo” (Germany), “El Vibora” (Spain), “Lapin”, “Libération” and “Vogue” (France). The words lack in Ott’s works does not represent a limit. With the expressivity of the drawing and a particular use of editing and framing, Ott is able to express the more little tones and the great excesses of the human character. His stories, thanks to caricatured characters and horror settings, portray the darkest side of our existence. Cinema Panocticum is the exhibition representing the first anthology of Ott’s work in Italy. That exhibition is going to be prepared in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna in via Riva di Reno 72 and it is showing hundreds of tables featured in the books edited by Black Velvet and many unpublished drawings and illustrations. With the purpose to recreate an adequate atmosphere for the exhibition, there are going to be also some machineries of the “pre-cinema” provided by the Cineteca.

in collabortion with
pro helvetia,
istituto svizzero di roma,
galerie stephan witschi
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