Enter the movie and comic universe of Batman,
Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman and others

Ec1 Łódź, TARGOWA 1/3 str.

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Experience an unique adventure

Welcome in the DC Universe. Learn more about Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and other superheroes of the most iconic comics and films of all time.

Over 40 original costumes
and movie props

160 drawings of famous artists
such as: Jim Lee, Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller and Alex Ross

200 works devoted
to characters from
the DC Universe

BatPod model
and Batman's Cave

Original sketches
and comic boards

Behind-the-scenes materials
from Warner Bros.

TAKE PART IN AN UNUSUAL EVENT

Enter the world of comics and feel like a superhero.

The exhibition „The Art DC. Dawn of Superheroes" means over 1000 m2 of exhibition space filled with attractions for fans of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC superheroes. You will see original comic boards and props from the iconic film adaptations of the DC Universe.

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VISIT THE CULTURAL CENTER OF LODZ

Metropolis? Gotham city No, it's Łódź - City of Culture.

After the locations in Paris, London and Abu Dhabi, the exhibition will visit EC1 Łódź - City of Culture. A former heat and power plant at Targowa street in Łódź, after revitalization, has become the site of the most interesting cultural and scientific events. The exhibition „The Art DC. Dawn of Superheroes" will be presented in the historic Hall of Machines.

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PLAN YOUR JOURNEY
TO THE WORLD OF SUPERHERO

„The Art DC. Dawn of Superheroes" is an event you can't miss! This is the largest exhibition of this type in Poland and this part of Europe. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to move into the fantastic DC Universe.

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EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury has teamed up with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Art Ludique-Le Musée

to debut in this part of Europe ‘The Art of DC – Dawn of the Super Heroes,’ a one- of-a-kind exhibition that celebrates DC’s rich history, unique mythology and iconic Super Heroes and Super-Villains such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Joker. The exhibition will feature nearly 200 original comic pages, around 300 preparatory sketches and concept artworks for the cinema and a curated selection of authentic costumes and props used in the films.

This exhibit will showcase original drawings of DC’s stable of famous Super Heroes and Super-Villains, as well as iconic scenes and landmarks, from world renowned artists including Jim Lee, Bob Kane, Neal Adams, Frank Miller, Alex Ross and many more. Also on display will be original costumes from blockbuster DC films including the famous cape worn by Christopher Reeve in the Superman movies and Lynda Carter’s iconic Wonder Woman costume from the 1970s. Costumes and props from more recent films directed by Zack Snyder, Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher and Christopher Nolan will also be showcased alongside intricate pieces from the highly-anticipated Wonder Woman film that premieres on June 2, 2017.

This unique exhibition showcases almost a century of artistic creations that followed the introduction of an innovative new genre imagined by two adolescents from Cleveland, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, the creators of Superman. First introduced in Action Comics #1 in 1938, Superman, the world’s first official Super Hero, quickly revolutionised the era, influencing art, literature, fashion, TV and of course films.

The figurative and narrative strength of DC Super Heroes stems from the fact that their creators didn’t just imagine a genre - they also devised all its elements. Whereas medieval stories, crime novels and westerns all use authentic references from the era, the creators of Super Heroes invented the costumes, settings, and emblems for their characters. The graphics and colour palettes of these new heroes (and their formidable enemies) went on to bring the characters to life and spark the imagination of generations of readers.

The rapid success of Superman quickly inspired other publishers and a young artist by the name of Bob Kane, who along with Bill Finger, created the character of ‘the Bat-Man,’ an extraordinary new hero whose first adventures were featured in a DC (“Detective Comics”) book the following year.

While Superman is a tireless champion dedicated to protecting life and battling injustice with his array of superpowers and abilities, Batman is a mortal man fighting crime using his intellect, physical training, and an arsenal of gadgets and vehicles developed using his vast wealth and resources. They are two opposites - the near-god and simple mortal. However, this contemporary mythology would not have been complete without the fundamental presence of Wonder Woman, a character who became a trailblazer and symbol for peace, justice and equality. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman defined the genre on which all subsequent Super Heroes are based. The exhibition ‘The Art of DC – Dawn of the Super Heroes’ perfectly honours this essential and visionary artistic contribution, one that has influenced its era and is now an integral part of both modern-day culture and our image of contemporary mythology.

The exhibition has already visited Paris, London, and Abu Dhabi. Historic interior of the Machine Hall in former power plant EC1 will stand as one of the key steps of Europe tour. The accompanying program will be filled with many screenings, workshops and special events. The exhibition will take place as a part of the 30th International Festival of Comics and Games in Lodz (27-30.09.2019), giving us one more reason to visit the city in the opening weekend.