Seeing Dante's Commedia in Print from the Renaissance to Today: Exhibition Launch

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Seeing Dante's Commedia in Print from the Renaissance to Today

Exhibition Launch, Taylor Institution Library

Friday 14 June 2024, 5.15pm


An intensely envisioned journey through the three realms of the Christian afterlife, Dante’s Commedia was the subject of vivid illustrations from its earliest circulation. In a modern re-imagining informed by encounters in the archive, the artist and printmaker Wuon Gean-Ho invites us to step into a new reading of Dante’s medieval masterwork. This new series of linocuts moves from the pages of early modern books out into the spaces of the library before taking root in the artist's imagination and reappearing on sheets of paper inked and printed in the Bodleian Bibliographical Press. They will be displayed alongside historical editions of the Commedia held in the Taylorian special collections.

Join the artist, Wuon Gean-Ho, and her academic collaborators, Rebecca Bowen and Simon Gilson, for a public conversation and exhibition tour followed by a drinks reception on Friday 14th June from 5.15pm

This event is free but booking is required, please email


This project is funded by a TORCH Knowledge Exchange Innovation Fund Award. The grant holders would like to thank Andrea Del Cornò, Joanne Ferrari, Alexandra Franklin, Frank Egerton, Emma Huber, and Richard Lawrence for their collaboration.