Today's Programme

talk H 10:00

Bodies in visual arts

From representation to erasure

with Maria Nadotti

talk H 11:00

New Forms of beauty

Two generations of cartoonists on drawing bodies

with Alice Socal, Anke Feuchtenberger

chair Emilio Varrà, Giordana Piccinini

talk H 12:00

Against borders

Bodies and space in contemporary comics

with Alex Bodea, Max Baitinger, Émilie Gleason

chair Ilaria Tontardini

talk H 16:00

Bodies on the edge

Visions of the future, between nature and technology

with Ana Galvañ, Linnea Sterte

chair Claudia Durastanti

talk H 17:30

Born This Way

Comics journaling as transformation

with Nicoz Balboa

chair Alessio Trabacchini



November 27~29, 2020

Drawing bodies

Comics is the art of bodies drawing bodies - a question so obvious that it has long been overlooked. The body is the beginning, the engine and the essence of every story told in pictures.
In their material reality, bodies challenge all forms of binary ideology, and comics - with its natural inclination towards mixing and transforming - is the perfect language to explore them.

Placing the body at the core of the matter is the goal of this edition of BilBOlbul. All the artists involved have reflected on the representation of bodies - whether erotic, comic, political . They used them to talk about themselves in autobiography, to imagine hopeful or dystopian futures in science-fiction, to rewrite literary genres and deconstruct the imagination.

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