In 2020, we are celebrating a double anniversary: GRIMMWELT Kassel is celebrating its 5th birthday as the world’s largest museum dedicated to the Grimm brothers. At the same time, it is the 15th anniversary of the recognition of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales) as UNESCO world documentary heritage. To mark this double anniversary, this year’s focus is on the subject of the inclusive power of storytelling.


The Grimm brothers are the most famous collectors of fairy tales in the world – making them the “Godfathers of Storytelling” in their own right! Their fairy tales, motifs and figures are part of global cultural memory and continue to inspire artists of all disciplines. In an open call, GRIMMWELT sought narrative works from all areas of visual art for the group exhibition »Storytelling – Narrative Art Today and Tomorrow«. Due to the pandemic, the exhibition cannot take place at the moment.