Ctrl Alt Shift Comic Exhibition

Live Art

Comic book heroes fight global corruption

Just as the X-Men fought crime in the pages of comic books, so now an exhibition of comic strips looks set to do the same for global corruption in the real world.

The exhibition launches the new anthology, Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, a collection from some of the world's best graphic novelists, comic artists and satirists – such as Lee O'Connor, Pat Mills, V V Brown, Dave McKean and Dan Goldman – who have come together to engage and challenge the issues of social justice. The limited edition comic book features original work and hopes to enthuse and politicise a new generation of activists through the medium of popular comic culture.

In September ’09, Ctrl.Alt.Shift ran a competition asking people to create comic strips on the theme of corruption. The winners work was exhibited in the Lazarides Gallery in London in November ‘09 alongside a retrospective look at how comics and satire have been used throughout history to highlight political important issues.

The one-off comic book anthology, Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption, will be available to buy at the exhibition and, for those who aren’t able to attend, can be bought through the Ctrl.Alt.Shift website.

Opening Night: Wednesday 12th May 2010

Exhibition runs: Thursday 13th May – Sunday 16th May 2010
Cost: Free Admission
Time:     Opening night:     6pm – 8pm, Wednesday 12th May
    Exhibition open:     12 – 8pm, Thursday – Saturday
                12 – 5pm Sunday

The opening night will also showcase Ctrl.Alt.Shift’s short films.

13 May 2010 Starting at 12pm

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