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HAPPENINGText: Filip De Haes

The short term exhibition “Don’t shoot! We are not armed” runs currently in Brussels Recyclart center. The exhibition, held in a smaller part of Recyclart, features South African comic book and narrative artists.

Don't shoot! We are not armed!
Works by Sebastian Borckenhagen

Recyclart is a city run not-for-profit organization which supports art in a broad sense of the word, meanwhile regenerating the Brussels Chapelle neighbourhood since 1997.
The exhitibion starts with a few black and white, very detailed works full of motion by Sebastian Borckenhagen.

Works by Joe Daly

Next up, the Trantaal brothers’ works are featured, clearly weaving in aspects of South Africas harsh society in their Japanese manga style comics. They’re accompagnied by the stunning non political dreamworld artworks of Joe Daly.

Works by Anton Kannemeyers

Anton and Marc Kannemeyr of Bitterkomix really push you further into South Africa’s reality, where Apartheid still lurks behind the corner: racism and sexism – white men’s fear of the black phallus – resulting in colorful and explicit comics.

Works by Karlien De Villiers

Karlien De Villiers watercolor paintings, concentrating on the women’s viewpoint of the South African society, added another variety of style to the small but interesting exhibition. Curator Gregor Straube was present at the time of visit and gave clear explanations for those interested.

Don’t shoot! We are not armed!
Date: April 5th – 11th, 2013
Opening hours: 12:00 –17:00
Place: Recyclart
Address: Gare Bruxelles-Chapelle, 25, Rue des Ursulines, 1000 Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 502 57 34
Admission: free

Text: Filip De Haes
Photos: Filip De Haes

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