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Mexico City, exhibition of Dante’s inferno in comic form

Città del Messico, in mostra l’Inferno di Dante a fumetti
Città del Messico, in mostra l’Inferno di Dante a fumetti

The Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico City presents Dante’s Inferno in comic form, an exhibition showing how Dante’s Inferno has been described and depicted by some of Italy’s most important cartoonists. The exhibition will be held from 11 August to 6 October at the Museo Miguel N. Lira di Tlaxcala.

In the past hundred years, numerous Italian “nona arte” (ninth artform) works have taken their cue from the most famous Italian poem. Some comics are educational, conceived as light-hearted support to school studies; others are humorous or satirical and make fun of the highly-esteemed poet or use illustrations to make fun of contemporary society; others still are adventurous or horror-like, and plunge the main characters into the terrors of Dante’s Inferno.

The exhibition is curated by Mama Comics, comprising Maria-Angela Silleni and Maya Quaianni, experts in the field of comics and visual communication. They have organised the independent comics festival Bricòla together since 2016.