Elektrika Pancevo: Russian Avantgarde Literature in Comics @ Sofia Design Week

Exhibition Russian Avantgarde Literature in Comics @ Sofia Design Week

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 7:00pm in UTC+02
Venue: The Fridge & Haspel, 8 Madrid Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria

We are glad to present you a collection of comics that are inspired by the legacy of Russian avantgarde literature. This corpus of stories appeared and developed in pre- and post- revolutionary years in Russia, at the begining of 20th century.

In opposition to the dominant classicistic forms that belonged to and represented the old tsarist regime, avantgarde brought the new, open and free art that was focused both on suggesting the new reality and new future, while strongly supporting such values as equality, individuality and freedom for the oppressed members of society. Few decades of development and blossom of this style gave birth to practices and concepts that are echoing and improving our reality through whole 20th century up to this moment, in all areas of life: design, architecture, formalism-structuralism-poststructuralism thoeries, etc..

But of course, this book brings to you only the smaller part of this context, represented by writings of one number of writers whose sensibility turned out to be quite similar to the approaches and sensibilities of alternative comics authors. Graphic artists in this book were selected from the wider European network of galleries, publishers and festivals in which association Elektrika is participating for some years already.

Exhibition is curated by Vladimir Palibrk, introducing the artworks by following authors:

ARIANNA VAIRO /Italy/
AGNIESZKA PIKSA /Poland/
ADRIANA FALUB /Romania/
ALEKSANDAR ZOGRAF /Serbia/
ALEKSEJ NIKITIN /Russia/
ANDREJ ŠTULAR /Slovenia/
ANDREJ BUNUŠEVAC /Serbia/
ATTILA STARK /Hungary/
BORIS PRAMATAROV /Bulgaria/
BORIS STANIĆ /Serbia/
BURAIQC DES MERDES /Serbia/
CHARLOTTE KLAAS /Austria/Germany/
CRISTIAN PRANDEA, MIRCEA POP, GEORGE ROMAIN /Romania/
DAMIR PAVIĆ SEPTIC /Serbia/
DANIEL BUENO /Brazil/
DANILO MILOŠEV WOSTOK /Serbia/ feat. Sanja S. & PEKI
DZAIZKU /Serbia/
GERALD AUCLIN /France/
GORAN DAČEV /Macedonia/
GMAZ GAZ /Croatia/
HELENA KLAKOČAR /Croatia-Netherlands/
IGOR HOFBAUER /Croatia/
IGOR LAZIN /Hungary/Serbia/
INGRIDA PICUKANE /Latvia/
IVANA VERESKI /Serbia-Slovakia/
KATIE WOZNICKI /Serbia-USA/
MATEJ KOCJAN /Slovenia/
MILAN PAVLOVIĆ Mr Stocca /Serbia-Canada/
ALEKSANDAR OPAČIĆ /Serbia/
RADOVAN POPOVIĆ-STUDIOSTRIP /Serbia/
SHALTMIRA /Lithuania/
SANDRA MILANOVIĆ /Serbia/
STRIP IT CREW
VLADAN NIKOLIĆ /Serbia/
VUK PALIBRK /Serbia/

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