EXPOSICIÓN. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de viñetas

EXPOSICIÓN. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de viñetas

10
Mar
- 23 Apr

Faculty of Geography and History (Universitat de València)
Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 28
46010 — Valencia


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The exhibition ‘Dones a la vora d’un atac de vinyetes’ (Women on the Verge of a Comic-Book Attack) is a look at the new generation of female comic authors who, from the Valencian Community, are actively renewing the ninth art. It has been organised by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Culture and Sport through the Comic Society and with support from the Chair of Comic Studies Foundation SM-Universitat de València, and it will be on display at the Faculty of Geography and History of the University of Valencia’s Blasco Ibáñez Campus until 23 April.

Female authorship in comics, which has been silenced and forgotten for decades, is now playing an important part. Especially thanks to a young generation that is approaching the language of comics from new perspectives and which is been recognised nationally and internationally with awards as important as the ‘Premio Nacional del Cómic’ (National Comics Award).

The exhibition promotes discovering the work of these female authors by showing the latest creations of ten women who work on everything from fanzines to international publications. Anabel Colazo, Silvia Ferrer, María Herreros, Amelia Navarro, Ana Oncina, Luna Pan, Ana Penyas, Laura Pérez, Núria Tamarit and Xulia Vicente are examples of the wide stylistic and thematic diversity that is being proposed from Valencian comics which currently lead the national scene. Lecturers Adela Cortijo, Noelia Ibarra and Álavaro Pons, from the University of Valencia curate the display.

Women are fortunately no longer ‘on the verge’ in the world of comics, but have a ‘diverse and plural’ leading role.

This gender-perspective exhibition is the first of the ‘Culture on Campus’ programme, which aims to spread the University’s cultural activity to all campuses.

On behalf of the curational team, Adela Cortijo explained that the title of the exhibition (which is a reference to Almodóvar’s film ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’) reflects that women are fortunately no longer ‘on the verge’ in the world of comics, but have a ‘diverse and plural’ leading role. She also highlighted that it was a very male-dominated field until the 80s.

The exhibition is currently on display at the Faculty of Geography and History and will subsequently be shown at all University’s campuses.

EXPOSICIÓN. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de viñetas
10 Mar - 23 Apr

Faculty of Geography and History (Universitat de València)
Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 28
46010 — Valencia

EXPOSICIÓN. Mujeres al borde de un ataque de viñetas

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