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4th edition of Comics Week launches in Jordan

By : JD

Jordan Daily – The 4th edition of the Comics Week in Jordan, a celebration of visual arts and intercultural dialogue, is set to take place from May 21 to 27, under the patronage of Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi , organized by the European Union in Jordan and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), in cooperation with various European embassies.

In a statement , the event, which has become a staple of the Jordanian cultural agenda since its inception in 2020, will feature five exhibitions by European artists and 15 Jordanian comic artists. The works of students from four Jordanian schools, aged 14-16, reflecting humanity through comics, will also be showcased.

The opening ceremony on May 20 was attended by the European Union Ambassador to Jordan, Pierre-Christophe Chatzisavas, who highlighted the unique power of visual arts in storytelling, raising awareness, and supporting intercultural dialogue. He emphasized that the event is a tribute to the victims of war and a reminder of the primacy of human rights and international law.

Senior representatives from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East also attended the ceremony, commending Jordan for its support to their operations and highlighting the importance of assistance and protection for refugees.

The exhibitions will be held at the Swefieh Village and will be open to the public daily from 12pm to 8pm. Workshops with Jordanian and European artists will be organized alongside the exhibition, providing visitors and comics fans an opportunity to appreciate original artworks, sketches, and published comic books, and interact with some of the featured artists.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Emad Hajjaj (Jordan), Suzanna Martin (Spain), Judith Vanistendael (Belgium), Efi Theodoropoulou (Greece), Takoua Ben Mohamed (Italy), and Diala Brisly (France). The exhibition is curated by well-known Jordanian comics artist, Mike V. Derderian.

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