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"Social humour: to promise the earth and deliver dust", at Alicante City University Venue

Humor Social

Alicante, 14 January, 2016

From 11 January to 11 February, the Alicante City University Venue will host the 15th edition of an exhibition entitled Social Humour: to promise the Earth and deliver dust, revolving around the election year.

The showing is made up of 95 pictures by 50 outstanding international artists such as Enrique Pérez (who is also the exhibition commissioner), Angelines, Ermengol, Forges, Junco, Malagón, Nano, Ortuño, Sebas and Zulet, among others. All of them have donated their works to this exhibition, which is meant to illustrate social commitment and protest through humour.

Cartoonists show everyday issues from a critical perspective and raise people’s awareness of several social affairs. In former editions, the main topics depicted by the artists were: a lost generation… or two, youth unemployment, violence against women, corruption, intolerance, the importance of reading, discrimination, the crisis of values, evictions, and some other circumstances hindering social development whose causes are questioned here through humour and satire.

According to the artists taking part in the exhibition, “it is amusing to see how, come electoral year, politicians become real bargain sellers who are all over the place, trying to buy off people with discounts, presents and special offers. Politicians are always the same: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river”.

 

 

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