Martin Wöhrl in The Last Unicorn: The Unicorn in the Mirror of Pop Culture
March 22 - August 30, 2020
MUSEUM UND GALERIE IM PREDIGER
STADTVERWALTUNG SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND
73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd
"We live forever!" declares the unicorn in "The Last Unicorn", the animated film by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. (1982) based on the eponymous novel by Peter S. Beagle (1968). It tells the story of a unicorn that sets off in search of its fellow unicorns, who have gone missing. In so doing, it becomes the first of its species to experience fear and suffering, but also friendship and love. The film is not just a fantasy epos of pop culture, it also addresses questions of human existence such as good and evil and themes such as social ostracism, self-discovery, love and death. The exhibition picks up these very topical threads and weaves them into the almost 750-year-old tradition of the unicorn as the heraldic animal of Schwäbisch Gmünd.