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The fool embodies freedom and imperfection as well as disobedience. He triggers longings for an unadjusted view of the world. In this respect, he is intimately connected to his counterpart, helping us overcome loneliness, encouraging reflection, allowing us to empathise and understand ourselves and each other.
The exhibition starts with Hegenbarth's illustrations of Till Eulenspiegel and Don Quixote. These are juxtaposed with depictions of jesters and fools from the 16th century until today from the holdings of the Kupferstich-Kabinett, the Schenkung Sammlung Hoffmann and the Archiv der Avantgarden.