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Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK


With support from the European Cultural Foundation and Arts Council England, Comica is collaborating with Free Word and ARTICLE 19 to present pioneering artists from three contrasting countries who will create Reframe, an innovative exhibition of new work exploring our contemporary attitudes to Europe. Bringing together new voices from Turkey, Algeria and the UK, Reframe invites nine emerging comics artists to use their distinctive styles and viewpoints to ‘reframe’ perspectives through a series of new graphic short stories that examine the cultural, social and political dynamics between Europe and each of the participating countries.

As a major element of this year’s Comica Festival, the exhibition will go on display in the Free Hall at the newly refurbished Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA. It will be open weekdays from 9am-8pm, from October 23rd to November 22nd, with some exceptions. Please call ahead to check availability.

Reframe forms part of three leading international comic festivals over the next few months. Unveiled this October at London’s Free Word Centre as part of the Comica Festival and Free Word’s Autumn programme, the exhibition will be heading afterwards to Algiers courtesy of the FIBDA Festival and to the Istanbulles Festival in Istanbul in January.

The artists taking part in Reframe include:
From the UK:  Hannah BerryIlya and Daniel Locke
From Algeria: Sofiane Belaskri, Mahmoud Benameur and Soumeya Ouarezki
From Turkey: Naz Tansel, Murat Mıhçıoğlu and Cem Özüduru

Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of debates at each of the festivals exploring the role comics can play in discussion of free expression, human rights and our attitudes to Europe. There will also be a series of workshops running in local schools and colleges. The first of these was run for students at Central Saint Martins on Friday October 25th, where the visiting Reframe artists met award-winning comics journalist Joe Sacco (see photo below). 

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through comics from Algeria, Turkey and the UK is presented by Comica, Istanbulles with Studio Rodeo, FIBDA, and Free Word in association with ARTICLE 19 and Booktrust and supported by the European Cultural Foundation and and Arts Council England.

Tickets: Admission Free
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: October 23 to November 22, 2013

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