The city occupies an important place in Marc Sleen's oeuvre. His native city of Ghent, but also Antwerp and Brussels often form the background for the adventures of Nero and co.
In the temporary exhibition The City Talks, original work by Marc Sleen can be viewed alongside fragments from stories by a new generation of comic book makers such as Judith Van Istendael, Guy Delisle, Joost Swarte, Aimée de Jongh and Tardi.
They portray a city they love, in their own style, one day more than the next. They live there or they are attracted to it. She is a childhood sweetheart or a complex affair. It is exotic and inscrutable or familiar and at home. Or all at once.
An exhibition from the Marc Sleen Association for the occasion of the anniversary of 100 years since Marc Sleen was born and 75 years since his most famous comic strip Nero first appeared.
STAM turned ten last year... time for a make-over for the permanent exhibition! Since the end of 2020 you can stroll through the new Story of Ghent.
We recognize people by their silhouette, cities by their skyline. This exhibition challenges our often all too cursory glance at a city. STAM, in association with Museum Rotterdam.
Feel free to touch! A fun children’s trail that leads through every room in the museum. Children become merchants, craftspeople, architects or city trippers and participate in city life. They sell cloth, make coats of arms, face façades and work out routes.
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