Comical Art

In tomorrow’s New York Comics and Picture Story Symposium, artist and cartoonist Aidan Koch will discuss the popular use of comics imagery and formats in contemporary art.  A rich subject to mine surely, and I’m curious as to the timeline she’ll cover…  Will it start with Roy Licthenstein and Pop Art?  Maybe earlier or a more narrow recent focus?  We’ll have to see!

It’s such a wide topic that it seems silly to tie this post in to any one gallery show going on right now, but I’d been meaning to mention an exhibit at the Swiss Institute (yeah, first time I’d ever heard of it either) on the early work of the late David Weiss.  Known more for his more conceptual art in partnership with Peter Fischli, this exhibit showcases his early work, including some cartoony imagery and something that looks like images in sequence?  Oh boy!

Wandlungen (detail) 1974, David Weiss at Swiss Institute

Of course, will be neat to get a more rounded account of this phenomenon from Aidan Koch tomorrow night!

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