Mishima - Manifesto de Lâminas by Tiago Manuel
Published by Chili Com Carne, 128 pages, color
On the 25th November 1970 japanese writer Yukio Mishima (三島由紀夫 ) commited his ritualistic suicide. 50 years after, at the same day and month, our RUBI collection released the book Mishima - Blade Manifesto by Portuguese artist Tiago Manuel.
It's a graphic reading of Confessions of a Mask (1949), book that Mishima started writting also on the same day and month. This "Manifesto" was made by Tiago Manuel for an exhibition for Ciclo Mishima - Um Esboço do Nada, program dedicated to the write by Belém Cultural Center (CCB) in 2008 and after twelve long years finally it was published in book form - only a small except was published in #20 of Kuš! (Latvia) in 2015.
The artist used scissors that shattered the original work, not to destroy it, but to honor it by making it bleed images. We hope this vision of Tiago Manuel will open an intellectual battle between "Comics" and conceptual drawing purists.
This edition includes also Visions of Mishima, a text written by curator António Mega Ferreira.