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Francesc Ruiz’s expanded comic

Following a residency in Egipt in 2010, Francesc Ruiz produced Cairo Newsstand, a recreation of an informal newsstand typical of the streets of Cairo. On the front pages – replicas of real publications – Ruiz superimposes the typical speech bubbles of comics to give an uncensored voice to public figures with sentences from popular culture or political allegories, as a critique of socio-political situation of this country.

The artist produced also The Green Detour (2010), a comic featuring the adventures of the popular characters in the history of Egyptian comics, a history marked by censorship, and Tintin, Donald Duck and the Crushed Citizen of the mythical Flash. During the first presentation of the work in Cairo, the first volume was available, but to read the remaining chapters people had to follow the instructions given in the story, which guided the audience to the next distribution points in different parts of the city.

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY FRANCESC RUIZ
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Species of Spaces
16 July, 2015 to 31 January, 2016
Hard gelatin Hidden stories from the 80s
3 November, 2016 to 19 March, 2017
Desires and necessities New incorporations to the MACBA Collection
18 June, 2015 to 30 May, 2016
Desacuerdos
3 March, 2005 to 29 May, 2005