In the exhibition The Jerusalemite Petting Zoo, seven illustrators explored dark themes and narratives in the history of the first biblical zoo. The panel, which complements the exhibition and addresses it, will present a broad discussion about the properties of illustration as a medium that deals with complex subject matters through humor. Does illustration have to be family friendly? Can illustration present difficult moments without deciphering them with tools that pacify and gloss over the uneasy elements? Or perhaps the escapism inherent to illustration is meant to help us face such crises?
These and other questions will be discussed in the panel of illustrators featured in the exhibition and other established figures in the illustration scene.
* Participation is free but requires registration!