EXHIBITION "LOS 80 DIBUJADOS. LOS COMICS DE LA MOVIDA ARAGONESA"
Yesterday, October 4, the doors of the Africa Ibarra Hall in the auditorium of the University of Zaragoza were opened to welcome the large number of visitors who came to the opening of the exhibition "Los 80s Dibujados. Comics de la movida aragonesa". More than 150 pieces, corresponding to more than 20 authors, between originals and publications have been gathered for what is the first exhibition entirely dedicated to comics organized by the University of Zaragoza.
The curator Julio García has managed to bring together pieces from 15 collections, including his own, to give shape to this exhibition that focuses on the importance that comics had socially and politically during the 80s and how we receive its influence today, as he commented "it was a key decade to understand all the current boom in comics, because here are the bases. The exhibition traces an evolution at a narrative and aesthetic level of what it meant".
The room, with a fantastic exhibition layout, was flooded with vignettes by authors such as Luis Royo, Antonio Altarriba, Carlos Azagra, Alberto Calvo, Carlos Errazu (Kalitos), Manuel Estradera (Strader), Fernando de Felipe, Isidro Ferrer, Víctor Gomollón, María Pilar Herrero, Ricardo Joven, Víctor Lahuerta, Isabel Martínez, Manuel Mastral, Ignacio Mayayo, Eduardo Pelegrín (Calpurnio), Dionisio Platel, Vicente Sánchez or Paco Simón.
The 80s were years of national effervescence of popular culture known as the 'movida', where creativity was expanding in the face of the years of transition. Comics were the escape route for these authors who poured their innovative ideas and overflowing imagination into fanzines, magazines, comics, cartoons, posters, illustrations... The talent of many of these authors allowed them to continue their careers as artists, illustrators, even actors, which have expanded from the national to the international scene.
As announced by the Heraldo de Aragón: "Yolanda Polo explained the will of the University of Zaragoza to insist on this review of the Aragonese comic with the organization in the Paraninfo of future exhibitions dedicated to other historical moments".
You can enjoy the exhibition from Monday to Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00 in the Africa Ibarra Hall of the Paraninfo of the University of Zaragoza (Plaza Basilio Paraíso 4, Zaragoza (Spain)).