Explore Franz Kafka’s bewildering world through the comic artistry of Austrian artist Nicolas Mahler. The exhibition dives into Kafka’s life and work, turning bureaucracy into art and existential dread into a whimsical journey. A German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and writer from Prague, a true European, Kafka’s legacy spans Czech, German, and Austrian cultures, reflecting the rich tapestry of his heritage.

The 12 Star Gallery is proud to present this exhibition navigating us through Kafka’s mind, brought to life with humour and insight. Based on the comic biography Komplett Kafka by Nicolas Mahler and the exhibition concept of the Literaturhaus Stuttgart the exhibition is on show in London for the first time.

The opening of the exhibition kicks off the launch of the Kafka(esque) Season, a collaborative cultural event series in London celebrating Franz Kafka's legacy. Through films, exhibitions, literature, and performances, the season aims to offer a deep dive into the labyrinthine corridors of Kafka's imagination, showcasing his profound influence on contemporary culture and thought.

Register here for the exhibition opening.

The exhibition is open 19 June – 30 September, 10.00 to 18.00.

Co-organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK, the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Czech Centre as part of the Kafka(esque) Season.