Nina Bunjevac, Fatherland (London: Jonathan Cape, 2014).
Nina Bunjevac: Out of the Fatherland
Toronto comic artist Nina Bunjevac produces highly personal work rooted in her family’s complex history of migration between the former Yugoslavia and Canada. Her newest graphic novel, Fatherland, deals directly with the divisive politics that fractured a nation and a family. Despite its title, Fatherland is anchored by women. The autobiographical narrative takes inspiration from such significant historical comics as Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1991) and Chester Brown’s Louis Riel (2003). Two dolls made by Bunjevac complement these drawings from Fatherland, their fragility echoing themes explored in her 2012 work Heartless.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
This exhibition is included with general admission.
Canada Council for the Arts