Ulysses “seen”
An International Bloomsday Celebration

Artist Talk and Reception
May 1 | 6:30 pm

Admission: Free


Ulysses “seen”
An International Bloomsday Celebration:
Four Chapters in Four Cities

by Robert Berry

in association with
The James Joyce Centre Dublin
John McCourt and The Trieste Joyce School
Igor Jurilj, Irish Embassy to Croatia (Ljubljana) and the Tourist Board of Pula

May 1 – June 30
Irish Arts Center Gallery

Artist Talk and Reception
May 1 | 6:30 pm

“A breathtaking adaptation.” – The Huffington Post

“Rob Berry…refocuses on what makes the book great: its playfulness, humanity, and extraordinary ordinariness.” - Mark Traynor, Director of James Joyce Centre, Dublin

Join us as we gear up for an international Bloomsday celebration with an exhibition of illustrator Robert Berry’s original drawings from the Ulysses “seen” project, a web based comic adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses, created in collaboration with production artist Josh Levitas and editor Mike Barsanti. The project offers itself as a unique companion piece to the novel, transposing the subtlety and humor of the book into a comic narrative.

Featuring all new artwork from the comic, on display at the Irish Arts Center will be a special preview of pages from “Nestor,” the second episode of Ulysses, which focuses on Joyce's expatriate take on Irish History. This unique exhibition marks an exciting new international partnerships as IAC celebrates Four Chapters in Four Cities as part of our greater Bloomsday festivities. Opening on the same day in Dublin, James Joyce Centre’s exhibition will feature Berry’s drawings of Mr. Bloom's morning journey through the Dublin of 1904 in Lotus-Eaters,” the fifth episode of Ulysses. 

Additionally, original pages from the first episode of Ulysses episode, “Telemachus,”  will be on view in Trieste, Italy and drawings from the fourth episode, “Calypso,” will be in Pula, Croatia.

Robert Berry is a Detroit born artist living and working in Philadelphia. Starting as a narrative painter, Berry has turned his attention to creating a new kind of story-media. Berry returns to the Irish Arts Center with the artwork from Ulysses"seen," after giving New York audiences a behind the scenes look of adapting the novel at IAC in fall 2010.



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