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Peter Madsen's comic exhibition opens in National Library of Estonia

17.03.2016  14:36
The exhibition “Valhalla – The Old Gods Are Back” of Danish artist Peter Madsen’s original comic book drawings will be opened on 17 March 2016 on the 6th floor exhibition hall of the National Library of Estonia.

Peter Madsen’s comic books series "Valhalla" revive the stories of the ancient Scandinavian gods from Nordic mythology that have been written down 800 years ago in Icelandic Edda sagas and stories. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see title page designs and a selection of original drawings from seven comic books.

"Peter Madsen’s Valhalla exhibition is a wonderful entry into the world of Nordic mythology. Through the curious eyes of two children we get precise and often very moving insights into it. A realm of stories is opened up to all who visits the exhibition at The National library. It’s art and storytelling at its best," describes the display Simon Drewsen Holmberg, who heads the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that brought the exhibition to Tallinn.

Peter Madsen (1958) is an artist and illustrator, writer, filmmaker and lecturer. He got his first comic strips published when he was 15. Madsen’s comic book series "Valhalla" (1979‒2009) has been published in 11 languages. He has also directed the animated film of the same name, which in 1987 won at the Cannes Film Festival the audience award in the the category of children's films.

The animated film "Valhalla" can be seen during the exhibition at the National Library. Check out the plan of adjoined events here. Registration: tllambvalhal@um.dk

In addition, a comic strip competition takes place for school students, which runs until 1 April. The winners will have the opportunity to have their works displayed on 4‒14 April at the National Library.

The exhibition is organized by the Danish Cultural Institute in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in cooperation with the Royal Danish Embassy in Tallinn and the National Library of Estonia. The exhibition is transported by DSV.

The exhibition is open until 14 April on weekdays at 10:00‒20:00, on Saturdays at 12:00‒19:00.

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