It’s All About Family!

Family Representations
in Contemporary Picture Books

The profound social changes of the last 20 years have impacted all realms of life, including family. Today, children grow up in a very wide range of familial circumstances: in traditional father-mother-child families, in single-parent families, in patchwork families, or with same-sex parents or adoptive parents.

The “Alles Familie!” exhibition traces how this development is reflected in the production of contemporary picture books. Aesthetically attractive examples of all conceivable forms of family are showcased in a systematic manner. This exhibition is entertaining, stimulating, witty and challenging.

50 picture books, 30 text and picture panels, and 4 large-format banners with illustrations showing happy and unhappy families, families in dissolution, and new forms of family. Every picture panel is accompanied by a short description of the book from which it is taken.

Includes an exhibition catalogue

Available in German

Next Venues:
05 September - 29 October 2019:
Public Library Hans Fallada in Greifswald, Germany

08 November - 14 December 2019:
Educational Center for Families in Kirchheim u. T., Germany

2019 - 2020:
Tour through Russia, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Moscow, Russia; venues up to now:

20 January - 20 February: National library of the Republic of Karelia, Petroskoi
March 2019: National library of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa
April 2019: Regional library Perm
May 2019: Regional library Saratov
June / July 2019: Regional library Yekaterinburg
September 2019: Regional library Bryansk
October 2019: Regional library Nizhny Novgorod
November 2019: University library of the University of Tyumen

New version of the exhibition:

05 October 2019 - 30 September 2020:
Family Center of the District office Haßberge, Germany

27 January - 12 February 2020:
Pedagogic Academy Elisabethenstift in Darmstadt, Germany

17 February - 04 March 2020:
"Offenes Haus" Deanship Darmstadt, Germany

In cooperation with the Family Ministry Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany:
20 March - 10 April 2020: Multigenerational House Neuwied
15 April - 10 May 2020: Multigenerational House Ludwigshafen
15 May - 10 June 2020: Multigenerational House Ingelheim

01 - 30 September 2020:
Catholic Educational Center "PLUS" in Salzgitter, Germany

Exhibition displayed in the Public Library in Ulm, Germany, 2014, and the Ministry for Families, Children, Youth, Culture, and Sports of the State North Rhine-Westfalia in Düsseldorf, Germany, 2016

Cover illustation by:
Jacky Gleich from "Wie heiraten eigentlich Trockennasenaffen?", kwasi Verlag

Travelling Exhibition

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