Comics for a more positive image of Africa – that’s the aim of an exhibition namend “Ink & Pixels“ in Bremen. From 6th September onward, various comics from Kenya can be seen in the Central Library.
Nearly everyone knows comics from America and Europe. Now, newcomers from Africa shall get the opportunity to present their works as well. The “Kulturnetz“-Association Bremen, the Kenyan Goethe-Institute, the municipal library Bremen and the Panafrican-Association organized and carried out the project. The opening takes place on 6th September at 6 pm in the “Altbauring“ of the Central Library (Am Wall 201, former police station). Free entrance.
The exhibition shall promote a different image of Africa, after all the continent offers much more apart from disease, war and crisis. Visitors have the chance to immerse into the “wild and wondrous history of the Kenyan comic“, says project leader Gregor Straube from Kulturnetz. He himself and the Kenyan comic artist Paul Maddo Kelemba will be present during the opening ceremony.
The exhibition is opened until 8th October. In addition, there will be a drawing-workshop by Paul Maddo Kelemba for adolescents. Also, he offers a public tour on 10th September at 2 pm where he will not only give a historical retrospective view, but also provide an insight into the current events of the Kenyan comic scene.