“Caricatures of old age”: With a sharp pen: Golden Agers, fitness and anti-aging!

BAD WINDSHEIM (pm/nf) – Extended due to success! The “Age in Caricatures” exhibition will be on display at the Franconian Church Museum until September 28. So try your luck and “grow old” laughing at minute-by-minute cartoons!

Printed cartoons kidnap visitors behind the rational facades of social discourse on age and can reveal startling ideas – about their own attitudes towards old age and social stereotypes of age.

Well-known contemporary caricaturists and comic masters such as Gerhard Haderer, Franziska Becker, Gerhard Glück, Greser&Lenz, Marie Marcks, Hans Traxler and many others have shed light on the subject of age, which has made the subject of much discussion in recent years.

His cartoons deal with the golden age, body optimization and anti-aging, as well as dementia, care and frailty, generational conflicts and demographic changes. But the classic themes of old age satire are not neglected either.

Idea, concept and curation Dr. Franziska Polanski. The curator is also the publisher of the exhibition book, the fourth edition of which has already been published by Implizit-Verlag.

Franconian Open Air Museum Bad Windsheim – exhibit in the Franconian Church Museum. Every day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Background:

The Franconian Open-Air Museum in the Middle Franconia district of Bad Windsheim was founded on July 10, 1977 and opened on July 4, 1982 and can therefore celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. The museum presents the entire Franconian region: Upper, Lower and Middle Franconia.

On the 45-hectare site (equivalent to the size of 56 football pitches), there are 125 historic buildings, the number of which is constantly growing. The late medieval thermal baths in Wendelstein (LKR. Roth) and the 1740 synagogue in Allersheim (LKR Würzburg) are currently being reconstructed. The public bath was opened on June 25, the synagogue is expected to open in 2023.

The museum’s collection includes 200,000 objects from everyday, architectural, religious, social and economic history of rural, village and small town life.

In 1975, the Fränkisches Freilandmuseum e. V. was founded, which since then supports the museum both ideally and materially. It currently has 4,000 members.

The museum has averaged about 190,000 visitors over many years. In 2020, the number of visitors dropped due to the corona pandemic, but it is currently picking up.

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