FESTIVAL PROGRAMME


THURSDAY 8th October


21.00 | Resistant Architectures

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, VIA ROMA 117

The artist Marta Gerardi together with Filippo Pambianco of Archibiotico – Association of Young Architects Forlì-Cesena – dialogue with Alberto Giorgio Cassani, architect and lecturer at the Academy of Venice and Ravenna. Resistant Architectures is a comics book in which the leading figures are militant, courageous  and visionary architectures that celebrate the desire to resist, against fascism, speculation and wildcat economy. A happy meeting of comics and architecture. 

In the context of the event Ri-uso Architettura OFF. 


FRIDAY 9th October


9.00 – 17.00 | Workshop with Ted Rall

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

Workshop for a limited number with the icon of United States graphic journalism. 

To enrol, email the Associazione Mirada (info@mirada.it) by 6th October 2015.


17:00 | The Line of the Crisis 

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, VIA ROMA 117

The Greek cartoonists Ghiannis Ioannou and Soloup will be interviewed by Carlo Gubitosa together with Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese artist exiled in Qatar. Representing the emergency continues: from Greece under economic siege to the catastrophe of accommodating refugees. How has drawing represented the line of the crisis? We’ll be hearing about it from Ghiannis Ioannou, founder of today’s school of Greek satire, the Athenian comics artist Soloup, who has recently written the graphic novel Aivali about the exchange of populations between Turkey and Greece after the Treaty of Lausanne, and Khalid Albaih, who through his cartoons, in the front line since the early phases of the Arab protests in 2011, depicts another vision of Africa. 


19:00 | Decolonial Love – solo show, Kara Sievewright 

GALLERIA MIRADA, VIA MAZZINI 83 

A solo show by the Canadian artist Kara Sievewright. Kara lives in an archipelago in the North Pacific, claimed by Canada, home to the indigenous Haida people. Over and above being a comics artist and illustrator, she is an activist for people’s rights and the safeguarding of the environment. Trying to work in solidarity with the Haida and indigenous people, her comics and illustrations tell stories of ecological destruction and include fantasy stories. Not only the themes but also the style of this artist are embryonically linked to the forms and natural elements of the environment where she lives and for which she fights.


21:00 | Come il colore della terra (Like the Colour of the Earth)

DOCK 61, 

VIA MAGAZZINI POSTERIORI, 61

DOCK 61 VIA MAGAZZINI POSTERIORI, 61

Presentation of the book, meeting with the authors and inauguration of the exhibition with the original artworks.

Come il colore della terra is a comics book that tells the story of two indigenous Chiapas children against the background of the Zapatista revolution in Mexico in the 90s. Drawn by the excellent pencil of Nicola Gobbi, this magical tale created to a script by Marco Gastoni shows how in this ancestral land it is still possible to live in harmony with nature.


SATURDAY 10th October


10.00 - 12.00  | Representing Islam

SALA MURATORI DELLA BIBLIOTECA CLASSENSE, 

VIA BACCARINI 3

SALA MURATORI, CLASSENSE LIBRARY, VIA BACCARINI 3

Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese cartoonist in exile in Qatar due to the powerful political impact of his drawings, Cem Dinlenmiş, a Turkish cartoonist whose biting stories deal with themes linked to civil rights and free expression and freelance journalist Laura Silvia Battaglia, Yemen correspondent for various Italian and international publications, will be interviewed by Tahar Lamri.


15.00  | Graphic Journalism

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

Interview with Gary Embury, Augusto Paim, Kara Sievewright and Pietro Scarnera.

Elettra Stamboulis will interview some of the international and national figures of graphic journalism, inquiring into how it is possible and useful today to couple drawing with documentary, reportage and investigative works.


17.00  | Comics and Web

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

Ted Rall, Carlos Latuff, coordinated by Matteo Stefanelli 

One of the fathers of American Graphic Journalism in dialogue with Brazilian artist and activist Carlos Latuff: can you change the world with drawing? What are the obstacles to free expression? Two leading figures interviewed by Matteo Stefanelli, founder of Fumettologica and researcher at the Università Cattolica of Milan. 


19.00  | The Line of the Crisis

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

Inauguration of the exhibition, dinner and meeting with the Greek artists and journalists. 

On the occasion of the opening of this exhibition on the wave of Greek satire, a meeting with the Greek artists and journalists Soloup, Yannis Ioannou, Yannis Michailidis and Yannis Koukoulas, journalist for the Athens daily Efimerida Ton Syntakton and editor of the insert wholly dedicated to  the comic “Karè Karè” to which the exhibition itself is dedicated. A vast and documented overview of the ninth art in Greece in times of crisis. 


00.00  | A toast without crisis

GALLERIA MIRADA, 

VIA MAZZINI 83 

Traditional midnight toast at the gallery, with the artists, journalists and public.

Far from the madding crowd, close to drawing. 


SUNDAY 11th October 


10.00 - 12.00  | Yoga in Comics

CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, 

VIA ROMA 117

Two free yoga sessions with local teachers, under the eye of the artists who will recount the close link between yoga and drawing. Or simply just what they see! Open to everyone.


18.00  | The drawings to describe it

CASA DELLE DONNE, 

VIA MAGGIORE 120

Lucia Biagi and Alessia Di Giovanni

Two different styles, two oblique points of observation, the same theme: the termination of pregnancy. Biagi’s “Punto di fuga” (Vanishing Point) tackles the theme of choice and growth through young Sabrina, with delicacy but without sweetening. Alessia di Giovanni, scriptwriter of “Piena di niente” (Full of Nothing), has rewritten four true stories, drawn with freedom and tension by Darkam. With a finale disorienting table game. 

 

The venues for Komikazen 2015 

Ravenna


CANTINE DI PALAZZO RAVA, VIA ROMA 117

CASA DELLE DONNE, VIA MAGGIORE 120

DOCK 61 VIA MAGAZZINI POSTERIORI, 61

GALLERIA MIRADA, VIA MAZZINI 83

SALA MURATORI, CLASSENSE LIBRARY, VIA BACCARINI 3


Exhibitions

The Line of the Crisis

55 Greek artists recount the crisis in their country. 

Cantine di Palazzo Rava

From 9th October to 25th October

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15.30 to 18.30


Decolonial Love - Kara Sievewright 

Galleria Mirada

From 9th October to 8th November

Wednesday from 10.00 to 13.00

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 15.30 to 18.30


Come il colore della terra – Nicola Gobbi

Circolo Dock 61

Via Magazzini Posteriori 61

From 9th October to 25th October

Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 14.00. 

Wednesday to Sunday from 19.00 till late.