komikaze

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Komikaze is a net­work for spread­ing comic activ­i­ties on the World Wide Web: rapid, elec­tronic pub­li­ca­tion of mostly young authors’ comics. The aim is to link Komikaze comic activists from the Balkan region and Europe in order to exchange infor­ma­tion and con­crete comic prod­ucts. In this way, a net­work for elec­tronic dis­tri­b­u­tion of comics was cre­ated. The next log­i­cal step was to pub­lish Komikaze authors in print. Exhibits and work­shops are part of the pre­sen­ta­tion and pop­u­lar­iza­tion of the authors as well as the dis­cov­ery of new tal­ent. In the con­text of related actions for the orga­ni­za­tion of (non-vio­lent) resis­tance against the pro­gres­sive glob­al­iza­tion and increas­ing taste for insti­tu­tion­al­ized artis­tic pro­duc­tion, the Komikaze pro­gram rep­re­sents free and altru­is­tic activ­i­ties of artists from diŽ erent geo-strate­gic areas, which con­nects inde­pen­dent and uncom­pro­mis­ing-alter­na­tiveat­ti­tudes in rela­tion to the exist­ing dom­i­nant artis­tic prac­tice. Partners and loca­tion pri­or­i­ties are related to non-pro• t autonomous zones of cul­ture. The Komikaze project was founded by Ivana Armanini in Zagreb in 2002, and reg­is­tered as an asso­ci­a­tion in 2008.