№ 354/2014 from Oct 15, 2014
From October 18 to December 15, 2014, the Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture will be exhibiting humorous drawings by the French artist Paul Giraud. Following the tradition of French caricaturists and illustrators, Paul Giraud and his friend slip into the role of Berliners, as people out for a walk, as observers, victims, perpetrators, witnesses, and of course, as fellow citizens. Entitled “Bilderliner,” which is a pun made up of Bilder (pictures) and Berliner, the exhibition takes a look at Berlin, at Berlin's residents, at stories that happen in Berlin, or just simply at little stories. The exhibition will open on October 17, 2014. Admission is free.
Paul Giraud studied art at Bordeaux Montaigne University from 2000 to 2005. Later he worked in Rome and Marseille as a draftsman and illustrator, printmaker, salami seller, and museum attendant. Since 2011 he has been living in Berlin as a freelance illustrator. He was briefly employed by the Collège Français Berlin.
The Cast Collection of Ancient Sculpture at Freie Universität continues the tradition of the Berlin Cast Collection, which was founded in 1696 and was largely destroyed during World War II. The permanent collection displays more than 2000 casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. The Cast Collection is part of the Institute of Classical Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin.