“When, in a country, you can’t laugh anymore, then you know something’s wrong. So start laughing!” Genius Italian cartoonist ALTAN’s “The Abyss of Dis-enchantment” show rocks the ‘Museo della Satira’ in Forte dei Marmi – the opening is Sat June 30th

ALTAN “reads” Italy like few people do. His strips – featured in the La Repubblica and Panorama, and L’Espresso – are trenchant stare-downs at what makes Italy ‘tick.’ He’s been drawing since the 70’s where his work appeared in the Corriere dei Piccoli and in (one of our personal favorite comics magazines, at the time:)  Linus. 

His new exhibition “L’Abisso del Disincanto” … the abyss of disentchantment – has 200 of his comic panels on view, in Forte dei Marmi’s Museo della Satira. Each panel has for subject … or rather target – all of the protagonists of Italy’s recent history. All are represented – and often in not-completely-flattering ways… to say the least. We link to a gallery of works from L’Espresso / La Repubblica.

An unflinching gaze. an icy come-on. A twisted graphic line.
Museo della Satira
Forte dei Marmi
The show runs from June 30th to October 7th 2012
Hours: from 5pm to 8pm and then from 9pm to midnight – every day!

The opening is tonight, Saturday the 30th of June 2012 at 7pm 

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