The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Shulamit Ran and Abraham Lotan Visiting Distinguished Artists Fund, and the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies are proud to present Exit Wounds & Other Stories: A Selection of Works by Rutu Modan on view in the Café Logan, 915 E 60th, from September 12th, 2022.
This exhibit presents Modan's work across different genres, including her graphic novels, children's book illustrations, and comics. Modan selected the works in conjunction with a planned visit to the University of Chicago, sponsored by the Shulamit Ran and Abraham Lotan Visiting Distinguished Artists Fund. Modan will present a public talk and teach a workshop for students on Visual Storytelling.
Artist Talk + Exhibition Reception
Wednesday, October 19th
ABOUT RUTU MODAN
Rutu Modan was born in Tel-Aviv in 1966. She graduated cum laude from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. After graduating, she began regularly writing and illustrating comic strips and stories for Israel's leading daily newspapers, as well as co-editing the Israeli edition of MAD magazine. Modan is a co-founder of Actus Tragicus, an alternative comic artists collective and independent publishing house. In 1996, she collaborated with Israeli author Etgar Keret on her first graphic novel, Nobody Said it Was Going to Be Fun, an Israeli bestseller.
Modan contributes to magazines and periodicals around the world, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, Le Monde, and others. She has had two comics serialized in the New York Times; "Mixed Emotions" appeared as a comics blog and "The Murder of the Terminal Patient" ran on the pages of the New York Times Magazine. Exit Wounds was Modan’s first full-length English graphic novel and is the winner of the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album–New. It was nominated for the Quill Award and the Ignatz Award, and lauded by Entertainment Weekly and numerous international publications and websites as the best comic of the year. Modan is the recipient of four Best Illustrated Children's Book Awards from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Young Artist of the Year by the Israel Ministry of Culture, the International Board on Books for Young People in Basel, Switzerland Honor List for Children's book Illustration, and is a chosen artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation since 2005.
Rutu Modan has published three books with Drawn & Quarterly, Exit Wounds, Jamilti and Other Stories, and The Property, as well as the children's book Maya Makes a Mess (Toon Books). She has taught comics and illustration at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and she lives in Tel-Aviv with her family.
The exhibition and events are made possible by the Shulamit Ran and Abraham Lotan Visiting Distinguished Artists Fund and the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.
Monday through Friday, 8am–9pm
Saturday and Sunday, noon–8pm.