Thursday, April 2, 2009

Comic Art Show - Impera et Divide

I recently learned of a comic art show I wish I could see called Impera et Divide. It’s at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA focusing “on contemporary international comics and sequential art with a highlight on a group of artists who come at comics from a different angle - combining sequences of images and words to create graphic poems rather than graphic novels. Relying on destabilizing and decentering strategies, this work offers rich, multivalent, and at times baffling reading experiences.” On this blog, you can see pages for the individual artists, and reviews that include a slideshow/walkthrough and a video.The artists included in the show are: Frédéric Coché, Ae-rim Lee, André Lemos, Ilan Manouach, Andrei Molotiu, Fabio Zimbres (this is one of his pieces on the left). This show is curated by U.S. artist Warren Craghead III and Portuguese critic Pedro Moura.

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