For some it’s a creative straitjacket, for others the Holy Grail – whether it be mimicry or origination, style in illustration can mean polar opposites, and is the subject of the third MOKITA conference at Somerset House. Planned in spring 2014, the subject has been explored in the current issue ofVaroommagazine and discussed at September’s Crowd Talks at Hoxton Gallery. This is an opportunity to further debate and define the term. With an invited panel of speakers and guest chair, both sides of the case will made pitching style versus content, imitation versus sincerity, and semiotics versus aesthetics. Confirmed speakers include George Hardie, Lawrence Zeegen, Luise Vormittag, Catrin Morgan, John O’Reilly, and Crowd Talks. Both the divergent and emergent aspects of 21st-century illustration will be examined in this latest instalment, intended to make a fit-for-purpose architecture for the subject. Purposely not aligned to any single education provider,MOKITAwas founded in 2010 to focus debate on the more uncharted and contentious aspects of illustration as a subject and practice. Its founders are Darryl Clifton (Camberwell College of Arts UAL), Geoff Grandfield (Kingston University London), and Roderick Mills (University of Brighton).
|Publisher||Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphics Art Festival, Somerset House|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Oct 2014|