pictoplasma 2009

it’s spring again, it’s pictoplasma again! the character design festival, held at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in berlin (since 2004) promises again an exciting programme for those into illustration, characters and 3D. An an international scene of designers, artists, producers and an interested public will mingle to exchange and receive  the freshest ideas on this very contemporary artform. The festival consists of exhibition, conference, symposium and some very special side events, such as a character walk, that will show you the most exciting art spaces in berlin.


Artists represented in the expo: Friends With You (USA), Olaf Breuning (CH), Ben Jones (USA), Mehdi Hercberg (FR), Gary Baseman (USA), Tim Biskup (USA), Doma Collective [1](ARG), Motomichi Nakamura (JP / USA), Boris Hoppek (DE), Daniel & Geo Fuchs (DE), James Marshall (USA), AJ Fosik (USA), Fons Schiedon (NL), Edwina Ashton (UK), Waynehorse(NL), Akinori Oishi (JP), Faiyaz Jafri (NL / USA), Ben Frost (AUS), Ian Stevenson (UK), Doudouboy(FR), and many more.


Christoph Bartneck (information design, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / NL), Cindy Lisica (art theory, University of the Arts in London / UK), Geoffrey Long (media theory, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge / USA), Ken Belson (New York Times / USA), Frenchy Lunning (cultural studies, Minneapolis College of Art and Design / USA), Klaus-Peter Köpping (ethnology, Universität Heidelberg / DE) Ragnhild Tronstad (theory of performance, theatre and media, Universität Oslo / NOR) and Verena Kuni (art and media theory, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt / DE). 


Klaus Haapaniemi (FIN), James Jarvis (UK), Boris Hoppek (DE/ES), Faiyaz Jafri (NL/USA) and W+KTokyoLab (JP)


Opening March 19th, 2009 open until May 3rd, 2009 

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 

check out the programme here


1.  worst webpage ever!

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