“CAN for Balkans” means the convergence between HISTORY, ART and PROPAGANDA. However, given its call to the worldwide artists “CAN for Balkans” will create the comics legacy of the History and Art without Propaganda.
The resulting works portfolio will stand for an intercultural “dialogue” on Balkan history and will constitute the basis for both the exhibition and the catalogue design.
The new, original and historically themed comic strip concept should be about what brings together the Balkan world not about what divides it, about positive examples in the shared history, about unity in diversity. The comic strips should be genuine reconciliatory artistical messages meant for peace and trust consolidation, for tolerance and respect.
This is why we invite you, dear artists, to contradict the negative clichés as well as the cultural and social stereotypes on and from the Balkan world.
The exhibition opens in Brasov, on the 14th of October 2022, during the International Historic Comic Strip Festival 2022 and will be toured to Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Belgium.
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