Exhibition at Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck
A knight has to be strong, bold and noble. Jörg Hilbert found that too much of a stereotype and invented Rusty Knight instead – weak, timid and rusty. In the exhibition, the clumsy knight, whose adventures can now be followed in more than 30 children’s books, radio plays and films, stumbles through the Museum im Zeughaus. Castle Maiden Bo, King Leadfoot, Pretentious Prince, Wicked Witch and many other characters are accompanying their friend or rival.
The little dinosaur from Hilbert’s first, but unpublished children’s book, will also be making a first appearance. The dinosaur has close ties with Innsbruck, as the originals were kept for decades by Hilbert’s great role model and patron, the late Paul Flora, be-fore being made available for the exhibition by his family. Later the little dinosaur developed into Fire Dragon Koke, who is now getting into mischief with Rusty Knight.
Adults and children aged four and above are invited to the mu-seum for the exhibition. It remains to be seen who will enjoy the exhibits more.
„Altes Zeughaus“, Innsbruck, 27.11.20 – 07.03.21