Cult Fiction explores the reciprocal relationship between comics and contemporary art. The language of comics has influenced many contemporary artists, who adopt its conventions of pictorial narrative to communicate graphically with the viewer. The comic strip has a unique ability to communicate difficult emotional themes and sensitive political issues in an accessible style. For the comics artists and graphic novelists in Cult Fiction, ‘real life issues’, often approached in biographical or autobiographical forms, replace the traditional comic book tales of good and evil, and everyday characters become unlikely heroes.
Cult Fiction was originated by artist and curator, Kim L. Pace, and has been co-curated with Hayward Gallery Curator Emma Mahony. A fully illustrated catalogue featuring essays by Paul Gravett and Emma Mahony accompanies this exhibition and will be available for the special exhibition price of £12.99.
Normal Nottingham Castle admission applies.
Official Website: http://www.paulgravett.com/events/cult_fiction/cult_fiction.htm
Added by katemonkey on June 27, 2007