Kate Bernstein and Prerna Chandiramani in Dante anniversary exhibition project, launching 26th October

From Rhiannon Daniels at the University of Bristol: 2021 is the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. There has been an unprecedented number of events across the world celebrating the works and legacy of this medieval poet. The Department of Italian at Bristol and Early Italian Studies Research Cluster have worked together with selected artists to plan a distinctive contribution which considers the way in which Dante has been studied in the city in the past, and continues to be a focus for academic and impact-related studies in Bristol today.

To mark this anniversary year eight artists were invited to produce a new book each in response to Dante’s life and works.

Kate Bernstein’s artist’s book, In One Volume (2021),edition of 12. Photographed by Peter J Stone Photography.

The participating artists are: Kate Bernstein (MAMDP alum), Ian Bottle, Prerna Chandiramani (MAMDP alum), Judy Goldhill, Sophie Loss, John McDowall, Carolyn Trant and Martín Vitaliti.

There is a launch on the evening of 26th October, free event, booking info here.

Detail of Prerna Chandiramani’s work in progress