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TINTA | Comics Festival Ljubljana 2019| Olivier Schrauwen: Hi! I’m O. Schrauwen

11 October 2019 > 07 November 2019 Kindly invited to the opening of "Hi! I'm O. Schrauwen" exhibition by Olivier Schrauwen and AV performance by the artist, on Friday, 11th October, at 8 pm, at the Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova. The exhibition is a part of Tinta Comics Festival.

Olivier Schrauwen is an artist who has attracted great interest with his stunning visual experiments and creative novelty in the last years, gaining an immense popularity in the international & independent comics scene. He’s presenting his work in Ljubljana for the Tinta comics festival in the Alkatraz gallery with a modest but comprehensive exhibition of his opus.

The exhibition includes a selection of his original pages from his diverse comics oeuvre, accompanied by his animations and graphic works as well. The exhibition complements the publishing of his first comic book titled My Boy in Slovenian for the Stripburger’s Ambasada Strip book collection, heavily influenced and inspired by the American comics pioneers like Winsor McCay and Lyonel Feininger. His surrealistic playfulness, caustic irony and numerous exotic bizarrities paint a picture of absurd fantastic narratives, a brutal and merciless fresco of contemporary times which is able to convey, virtually without any words, a subtle critique of modern life and of modern society in general. The opening of the exhibition with also feature a special audio-visual performance by the artist himself.

Olivier Schrauwen (1977, Belgium) studied animation at the Academy of visual arts in Gent and comics at the art school Sint-Lukas in Brussels. His debut book My Boy from 2006 won him massive critical praise and established him as one of the most innovative artists in the field of contemporary comics production. This was confirmed with his later comic books such as The Man Who Grew His Beard, Mowgli’s Mirror, Arsène Schrauwen and Parallel Lives. His comics are often included in many different international comics magazines and anthologies while he regularly presents his works in festivals and exhibitions around the world. He lives and works in Berlin.


Additional programme:

Tuesday, 8th October, at 21.00, The Slovenian Cinematheque
Winsor McCay animated movie screenings

Introduction to the screening by Olivier Schrauwen.

Saturday, 12th October, at 16.30, Kino Šiška
Talk with Olivier Schrauwen

The talk will be moderated by Bojan Albahari, editor of Stripburger.

Saturday and Sunday, 26th and 27th October 2019, 10.00−18.00, SCCA Project Room, Riso Paradiso Studio
Risotrip - graphic comics workshop

Mentors: David Krančan and Zoran Pungerčar
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Coproduction: Stripburger/Forum Ljubljanja and KUD Mreža.
The publication of Schrauwen’s book and his visit were made possible thanks to Flanders Literature (