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Quick Hit: Animations/Fictions show in Bucharest

Artists: Boris Achour, Pierre Bismuth, Wim Delvoye, Gerard Deschamps, Erro, Pierre Huyghe, Bernard Joisten, Pierre Joseph, William Kentridge, Koo Jeong-A, Suzanne Lafont, Bertrand Lavier, François Letaillieur, Mac Adams, David Mach, Petra Mrzyk & Jean François Moriceau, Raymond Pettibon, Alain Sechas, Jim Shaw, Sandy Skoglund, Fabien Verschaere, Wang Du

On display on MNAC Animations / Fictions presents a curatorial research within the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain in Paris spotlighting different ways in which comic strips and cartoons have been used by international contemporary artists. Cartoons and comic strips have appeared in citational form initially in the Pop Art before becoming, at a later stage (from the 1990s onwards) and in a context removed from animation, an explicit source of inspiration.

The featured artists express highly sophisticated concepts in an easily understandable language. Borrowing childhood iconography or creating images referring ironically to Disney, Hannah&Barbera or mangas, beyond their connotations of an all-pervasive subculture, mass culture and media in today’s globalized world, the chosen works act as powerful vectors for sometimes dramatic events. They reveal an adult awareness of the gravity of the present day through a child’s wide-eyed gaze. Very different in their form and message, they also highlight how contemporary figuration draws on its close ties with the various genres of the popular culture, switching towards a different area.

Emphasizing the feedback reality-fiction, focusing on social, political and psychological issues, the works presented become the re-looked reflection of an aggressive reality difficult to endure.

A new Cahiers du Fonds National d’Art Contemporain dedicated to the exhibition will be published.

See more images from the show here!

Graniph x IdN Design Competition

IdN 15th Anniversary Design Competition
3rd Episode: Universe
In collaboration with Graniph, “Universe” is the theme of the 3rd episode of IdN 15th Anniversary graphic competition; and here are the prizes on offer!

1 x Gold winner receives US$3,000.00
3 x Silver winners receive US$1,000.00
10 x Bronze winners receive US$100.00

*All winning designs will be considered to be reproduced in Graniph Tees! 

The Design T-shirt stores by Graniph were founded in 2001 and started a new era to fuse art and fashion through T-shirts as a media. Based in Tokyo they are creating Graniph inhouse designs, working with Japanese artists and copyrighters and also collaborating with artists, illustrators, photographers and typography designers, as well as movie and music productions from around the globe.

December 1st, 2007

What & How to Submit:
Raster: 300 dpi / Jpeg / min width of 150mm
Vector: AI / EPS format outlined
Details: Name and website(if any)
Email your entries (3 maximum) to 15@idnworld.com

For more details, please visit: www.idnworld.com/15 and click “Universe”
Supported by: www.graniph.com