By Reem Tombokti.
Tripoli, 26 July 2013:
Young Libyans are being encouraged to discuss their ideas about the growth of satirical performing arts, . . .[restrict]cartoons and Japanese manga, in the country’s post-revolution cultural development.
Over two evenings in the midst of Ramadan, art enthusiasts are being invited to share their visions about the future of different art forms in Libya. Fans and artists will come together to exchange views on recent experiences and art works.
“There are a lot of fresh Libyan experiences and, by organising this event, we aim to promote such forms of modern art in Libyan society,” event manager Ahmed El-Bokhari told the Libya Herald.
“There is an underground community of manga fans in Libya, for example, who are producing amazing fan art.” He said the Tanweer (Enlightenment) Movement wanted “to take this to another level and push these young artists to produce more creative works.”
After discussions between Libyan artists and members of the public, this evening’s event, on Friday 27 July, will end with stand-up comedy performances.
Tomorrow night, on Saturday 28 July, after talks between art enthusiasts and artists, amateur cartoonists and mangaka (manga artists) will sketch images of the audience.
The event, organised by Tanweer Movement, will take place at the Incubator of Civil Society Organisations in Tripoli’s Hay Al-Andalus district, next to Nady Al-Rimal.
Both art evenings will start at 11 pm, and refreshments will be available.
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/218355751647143/ [/restrict]