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

Ec1 Łódź, TARGOWA 1/3

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Experience the unique adventure

Welcome to the DC Universe. Learn more about Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and other superheroes from 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.


Enter the world of comics and feel like a superhero.

The exhibition „Art of DC. Dawn of superheroes” takes up space of over 1000 m2 filled with [countless/numeorus/many] exhibits attracting fans of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and other DC superheroes. You will see original comic boards and props from the the iconic film adaptations standing for a part of the [vast] DC Universe.

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

After Paris, London and Abu Dhabi, the exhibition will visit Ec1 Łódź – City of Culture. The former power plant after revitalization has become A venue for the most interesting cultural and scientific events. The exhibition „Art of DC. Dawn of superheroes” will be presented in the historic Machine Hall.

Ec1 Łódź is located next to the Łódź Fabryczna bus and train station.

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Plan your journey
to the world of superheroes

„Art of 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 an unique opportunity to step into the fantastic DC Universe.

Opening hours:
Saturday-Monday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

• Monday:
regular 21, reduced 16, group (15 and more) 14
• Tuesday-Friday:
regular 25, reduced 18, group 16
• Saturday-Sunday:
normal 32, reduced 23, group 21

Reduced ticket is for children from 3 to 12 years of age, people studying and up to 26 years of age, persons over 60 years of age, disabled persons and their guardians.

With pass for the 30. International Festival of Comics and Games - 30% discount.
With a PolRegio ticket for a given day - 10% discount for the exhibition ticket (reserve ticket for the exhibition online and save the train ticket for the ticket office at Ec1, where you can realize the discount).

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Mobile application ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ created by Hycom

A Łódź company Hycom is a technological partner of EC1 in producing the exhibition*. It has designed and created a mobile application which stands for an integral part of an exposition ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ – so it’s recommended to install it before the visit.

The app supports and extends the experience of visitors from the moment of making a decision about visiting the exhibition, through the visit itself and even after leaving. In the first stage the application provides you with all the necessary organizational information, like ticket prices and opening hours, and help you to easily find a way to EC1 in Łódź.

At the exhibition an app ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ guides you through consecutive expositional areas and easily gives you information and curiosities connected to the following sections of the exhibition and the exhibits. The app extends the experience of visiting the exhibition and allows you to watch additional video material. It also helps people with disabilities by providing audio descriptions of the exhibits and an option of calling a relevant assistant. The application will make your participation in the exhibition complete. After turning the app on, just point your smartphone at a chosen exhibit and gain more information about it.

- A mobile application ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ is a multimedia tool extending our experience of visiting the exhibition and letting us take some of it home, in our own smartphones – says Artur Urbański from Hycom. – It’s a kind of a personal guide which helps us to prepare ourselves for a visit, assists us in looking around the extended exhibition, allows us for watching additional video material and stays with us even after leaving EC1. It brings us back to interesting objects and also reminds us what we enjoyed the most and points out the things we skipped. It also allows us for sharing with friends some interesting information from the world of Super Heroes.

Experiences of application users have been designed on the basis of a research regarding their needs and interests, and the app itself has been designed and created by an interdisciplinary team Agile. Customer journey mapping – of a visitor of an exhibition ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ – allowed for prioritizing functionalities of the application and supplementing them with attractive for the visitors extension of the experience.

A mobile application ‘The Art of DC. The Dawn of Super Heroes’ is available in two language versions, and for iOS and Android. It can be downloaded since the day of opening the exhibition from App Store and Google Play, and from the sources linked on the exhibition’s website.

*Hycom company, seated in Łódź, Warsaw, Toruń and Munich, implements significant e-commerce and e-care projects, mostly for European providers of telecommunication and energy services. It also conducts a number of innovative projects in cooperation with institutions of science and culture. Hycom has already cooperated with EC1 as a technological partner during an exhibition ‘Leonardo Da Vinci - the Energy of the Mind’.

Wystawa „Sztuka DC. Świt superbohaterów” to nie tylko ekspozycja kultowych plansz komiksowych, kostiumów i rekwizytów filmowych związanych z Batmanem, Supermanem czy Wonder Woman.

Zwiedzaniu wystawy towarzyszyć będą warsztaty skierowane do dorosłych, rodzin i dzieci, zajęcia masterclass z profesjonalistami czy spotkania z artystami i oprowadzania kuratorskie. W tygodniu oferta warsztatowa skierowana jest do grup szkolnych i dotyczy rozwijania umiejętności artystycznych dzieci i młodzieży.

W weekendy zapraszamy na bogaty program wydarzeń nawiązujących do świata superbohaterów: warsztaty z tworzenia komiksu (od scenariusza, przez tworzenie koncepcji postaci po rysunek i operowanie kolorem), zajęcia dla dzieci z tworzenia masek i pelerynek superbohaterskich czy rozwijania umiejętności aktorskich, po serię spotkań o druku 3D i możliwości ich wykorzystania przy tworzeniu strojów cosplay. Już teraz otwieramy zapisy do warsztatów przeprowadzonych w październikowe weekendy.

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Ec1 Łódź - City of Culture has teamed up with DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Art Ludique-Le Musée

to debut in this part of Europe „Art of DC. Dawn of superheroes,” 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 „Art of DC. Dawn of superheroes” 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 Łódź 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 Łódź (27-29.09.2019), giving us one more reason to visit the city in the opening weekend.