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africa comics

Award for the best african comics
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The Africa Comics project

Exhibitions, publications, cooperation and the Africa e Mediterraneo Award for best unpublished comic strip by African author

The Africa Comics project aims to promote the work of African cartoonists in Europe, both to the general public and to experts, enabling them to enter the international market. The activities involved in the project have the further aim of making the European public aware of the issue of inter-cultural exchange through the art of comics, a medium that facilitates immediate communication.

Within the Africa Comics project three editions of the Africa e Mediterraneo Award for best unpublished comic strip by African author were organised: 2002, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.

The project consists in the following activities:

"Recently exposed in institutions such as the Dakar Biennial 2006 and the Studio Museum in Harlem, African comics are more and more winning international fame. In a witty direct way, these artworks disclose ticklish questions, often problematic and sensitive such as political censorship, human rights violation, HIV pandemia, torture in prison or the role of women in society."
Catalogue La Biennale di Venezia 52. International Art Exibition "Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense", Marsilio 2007

© Africa e Mediterraneo 2008