17.06.2023 Arts, Events, Film, History, News

EXHIBITION, LECTURE & FILM: Polish and Ukrainian comics in Luxembourg

The history of Polish comics is full of coincidences and twists. Who can know more about this than a comic book publisher? Meet Szymon Holcman – art director at the publishing house „Kultura Gniewu” and an expert on cinema and animated films. He has published more than 120 comic books and has won numerous awards for his work in the field of Polish culture.

Szymon Holcman will visit Luxembourg on June 17 to talk about the history of Polish comics, and its creators and discuss its possible future. The lecture will be followed by a screening of a film about Poland’s most famous comic book creator. The movie “Comic Book: a Superhero from Communist Poland” tells the story of the life and work of Henryk Jerzy Chmielewski, better known as “Papcio Chmiel” – creator of the famous comic strip “Tytus, Romek and A’Tomek”.

June 17, 2023
14:00 – Szymon Holcman’s lecture
“The extraordinary history of fascinating art”
15:30 – screening of the film “Comic Book: A Superhero from Communist Poland”

Ancien Cinéma Café-Club
Grand Rue 23, L-9410 Vianden, Luxembourg
Event held in English

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Organizers: Polska.Lu, Ancien Cinéma Café-Club , Polish Institute in Brussels

The events are organized as part of an exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian comics “La bande dessinée ukrainienne” at Ancien Cinéma Café-Club in Viaden. The exhibition was prepared by the Polish Institute in Brussels for the Brussels Comic Book Festival 2022.

The exhibition will be open from June 9 to June 22, 2023. More info

Curator of the exhibition:

Paweł Timofiejuk – political scientist by profession, editor and founder of the comic book publishing house Timof Comics, president of the Polish Association of Comics, promoter of comic books and translator of Russian and Ukrainian illustrated stories.

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