Pandemic inspires 4th “Fartoon” exhibition at Mar Shopping

Mar Shopping Algarve in Loulé has once again opened its doors to “Fartoon”, the amusingly-named cartoon exhibition organised by Faro-based cultural association Faro 1540.

The event is being promoted as the largest ever, with 65 cartoons based on the Covid-19 pandemic due to be exhibited at the shopping centre between Monday, July 5 and August 1 in front of the Mango store.

The theme was picked due to the “exceptional moment we are living”.

“We were forced to readjust our lifestyle and coexist with the daily anxiety brought on by a sea of uncertainties caused by the pandemic,” organisers say.

Thus, participants were challenged to explore the “repercussions and social, economic, political, cultural and environmental impact of the pandemic”.

The association adds: “While the real impact of the coronavirus is still unknown, the goal was also to think of what kind of society can emerge from this new global context.”

Meanwhile, Mar Shopping Algarve manager Ana Antunes said that the shopping centre is delighted to continue this collaboration and host another edition of Fartoon.
“Art is one of the ways to observe the reality of each era and cartoons have always analysed the social challenges of communities,” she said.