You are cordially invited to the launch and exhibition of Graflit 2014: Urban Interiors, a contemporary South African graphic literature publication and collaborative comics art event at the Youngblood Gallery, 70 Bree Street, Cape Town, 18h00 on Thursday 23 September 2014.
Following the success of the inaugural launch of the first installment of the publication last year, the CCIBA, Mamba Media, the Youngblood Gallery, Art Farm and Jean de Wet, in supportive collaboration, are proud to present this year's anthology. It's aim: to promote local comic artists and develop a greater sense of comic art appreciation in the mind of the South African public. As a result, the theme of this year's Graflit exhibition has been localised, its inspiration – the city of Cape Town. With this show we aim to see in what way the mother city has marked its artists.
“The city is never a final form . . . “ Josep Ramoneda
There exists a city that's always on the brink of critical mass, a constantly fluctuating no-place – a frontier space. It is on this 'edge' where urban exteriors become internalised, leaving the city free to inscribe certain visual metaphors on the psyche of its inhabitants.