FL: Miami

WHERE: Jewish Museum of Florida/Florida International University/FIU.

WHEN: On view through Sunday, February 16, 2014.

Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women

BRIEF ABOUT: Jews have had an extensive contribution to comics, but the focus has been mostly on male artists and their larger than life superhero counterparts. Learn how women contributed to the history of comics, and in particular, to autobiographical comics, a genre they helped birth in this exhibition.


     Featuring artists,  Vanessa Davis, Bernice Eisenstein, Sarah Glidden, Miriam Katin, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Miss Lasko-Gross, Sarah Lazarovic, Miriam Libicki, Sarah Lightman, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman, Trina Robbins, Racheli Rotner, Sharon Rudahl, Laurie Sandell, Ariel Schrag, Lauren Weinstein and Ilana Zeffren, whose writings and drawings depict their own pain, laughter, shame, triumphs and self-doubts in a way that taps a collective nerve.

     “We are so excited to bring this intimate, unique show to the museum,” said executive director Jo Ann Arnowitz. “In stark contrast to the superhero exhibit we had in 2007-2008, these artists use their own personal, sometimes tragic, experiences as the material for their work. From relationships to identity crises, these women expose themselves graphically and emotionally to reveal experiences that relate to women of all backgrounds.”

     What is particularly Jewish and female about how they did it? And, why unveil parts of yourself and your life in comics? These are the questions posed to the artists featured in the exhibit, whose ages and experiences span four decades.

MORE DETAILS: www.fiu.edu.

Editor’s note: Graphic Details is curated by Michael Kaminer and Sarah Lightman. Traveling exhibition developed by Yeshiva University Museum curator Zachary Paul Levine. Funding provided by: Funding Arts Network and The Forward.


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