City Lights- KRAZY! Exhibition

Krazy! The Delirious World Of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art was the first exhibition of its kind, in that it combined all the mentioned mediums into one exhibition, at the Vancouver Art Gallery this fall.

Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator at the VAG, describes it in this manner,”There was a number of things that we tried to do for this show in terms of thinking about it, one was to lay out all of these things together because this has never been done before…you might have seen a comic show, a video game show, or a manga show, or maybe on a specific artist that sort of thing, but never before have all of these things been mixed together…the real story gets told when you see them in conjunction with each other. That’s the value of an exhibition like this.” 

A project like this offers unique and dynamic insight into the world of comics, animated cartoons, anime, manga, graphic novels, computer/video games, and visual art. A time line of this genre of creative works starts with the appearance of comics, such as George Herriman’s “Krazy Kat”, in the early 1990s. Portraying a timeline of influence, inevitably between East and West, up until the present day, is what the exhibition was all about. Seeing that it’s been and gone, you can get a glimpse by checking out the segment here, and by visiting the website and clicking on past exhibits. 

http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

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