Retrospective exhibition of 15 years with CBK
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: April 13, 17-22
Lasts until: August16
C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) became an official association in 2003, with the formal purpose of creating and promoting comics that are visually interesting and that approach comics storytelling in experimental ways. It is now 15 years later and with approximately 60 publications and about as many exhibitions behind us, we have a big selection of comics and artworks in storage that we’d like to share with the world.
Nostalgia for some, news to others, we promise an interesting art experience. Big names in experimental and art comics will share the space with local talents and several generations of the CBA editorial crew. Over the years, we’ve strived to add something special in the translation from the comics page to the exhibition wall space. From acetone prints to apocalyptic scrap metal installations with DIY polaroids, blown-up postcards and blood-splattered plastic covers. One motto that runs through it all is: COMICS AS ART, ART AS COMICS.
The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Fanzineverkstaden, with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.
2003 bildades kulturföreningen C’est Bon Kultur (CBK) med syftet att skapa och sprida serier som är visuellt intressanta och som experimenterar med berättandet i serieformen. Nu är det 15 år senare och med ca 60 publikationer och ungefär lika många utställningar bakom oss har vi samlat på oss ett stort lager av serier och konstverk som vi vill dela med oss av.
En nostalgitripp för gamla fans och en intressant upplevelse för dem som upptäckt oss på senare år. Stora namn inom konst- och experimentserier blandas med lokala förmågor och flera generationer av redaktionen för den internationella serieantologin CBA. Vi har genom åren gått in för att skapa något nytt och originellt i översättningen från tidning till utställningsvägg. Från acetontryck till skrotinstallation med gör-det-självpolaroider, förstorade vykort och blodstänkta plastskynken. Ett motto som genomsyrat verksamheten är: SERIER SOM KONST, KONST SOM SERIER.
Welcome to the opening of the exhibition FRAGMENTS, which is also the release of the brand new CBA vol 38|39!
Feb 9, 17-22 @ HYBRIDEN (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5)
The past can be found in the form of small parts inside your body. Some parts are impossible to get rid of. Maybe they’re important, maybe they’re not. But they do exist for a reason. What is your reason? Even though your past time is out of reach, there is always the possibility of deciding how it will look in front of other people. What would your fragments look like if you showed them in public?
The exhibition will showcase fragments of the comics from the new issue, and there is also an interactive element. Join us by drawing your own memories on the wall during the exhibition opening.
We have crayons!
Christina Cromnow, the main editor of vol 38|39, says about the theme: “I’m remembering my own life in fragments. There are only pieces left of my past time. But what interests me is just that, WHICH pieces are the ones remaining? And why? And what story does all of this tell? The simple story should be that whatever’s left are the moments that made an impression. It doesn’t matter if it’s nonsense or vitality. It’s there because it influenced me somehow.”
Artists featured in the exhibition: Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis, Victor Expolio, Mattias Elftorp, Martin López Lam, Anna Krztoń, Diego Shim, Stefan Petrini, Hanna Lundin Tistelö, Insulina Kid, Rakel Stammer, Henrik Rogowski, Gonzalo de las Heras, Johanna Rojola, Kinga Dukaj
As usual, there will be some snacks, wine and non-alcoholic alternatives.
The exhibition lasts until April 11 and is organised with support from Malmö Kulturstöd.
Guest/group exhibition at Hybriden: Invocations and Incantations
with Markus Samnell, Joel Danielsson, and Louise Öhman.
Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening event: Fri July 28, 17-22.
Also open: Sat July 29, 14-18
Digital collage + performance
Markus Samnell, also active in industrial acts such as Feberdröm and Khmer Noir, shows parts of ongoing work called Demonology, dealing with demonic metaphors and hallucinatory states as steps towards understanding (or misunderstanding) our existence. The work is built around fragments – video, image, text, sound. During the evening he will also do a musical performance with his solo project Stygian Springs, a mix of industrial and apocalyptic restaurant music.
Joel Danielsson & Louise Öhman is a duo who recently graduated in free art at the University of Bergen (Norway). They work with themes surrounding the phenomena of image, strata and spectrality.
1979, i trädgården till Schloss Bellevue, grävs 32 statyer upp ur marken. Kroppar gjorda av marmor, som uppfördes i början på 1900-talet, beställda av den tyska kejsaren Wilhelm II (1859-1941). Statyerna grävdes ner i Tyskland under efterkrigstiden, i ett försök att räddas undan från det projekt som kallas ’zero hour’, eller timme noll – en reduktion av imperialistiska symboler och en exorcism från den tyska nationella kroppen och dess förflutnas fantomer. Sedan återuppståndelsen av dessa skulpturer, som än en gång flyttade in mot historiens ljus, har de varit situerade i ett musealt limbo. Än en gång ställs vi inför frågan om dess vara och potentialitet i rörelsen över linjen.
I don’t want to dream is a comic of 43 pages, entirely painted in oil, by Greek artist Spyros Verykios. It is a metaphysical horror story about how an experiment with mind-expanding drugs has unexpected consequences – or is it something else entirely? The borders between what is dream, reality and bedtime story are blurred sometimes.
In this very special exhibition, we will show a selection of the original paintings from this comic. There will also be some unrelated bonus material included, such as the originals from another of Verykios’ stories, published back in CBA vol 7.
Let’s plunge together into the pits of madness. Let’s watch the dissolution of reality, let’s dance with clear heads and see where it takes us. Let’s travel the river hiding in the desert sands until the wind rises and we reach the final collapse. Let’s look deep into the eye of the tiger. And see afterwards if we dare to dream.
The exhibition opening is also the release party (or as we like to say, R’lyehsfest) for the new CBA vol 36|37 (pre-order it here) where I don’t want to dream is included, along with three other stories, by Akab [IT], Elena Guidolin [IT] and Serena Schinaia [IT]. Cover by Radovan Popović [RS]. The theme for this volume is In the pits of madness.
Here are some samples from the exhibition (and you can find more from the book at our Instagram):
This postcard turned up out of the depths of social media a while ago. It was made by Danijel Savović for the CB Prioritaire exhibition way back in the past, but never sent to us. Better late than lost:
BLEED: Art exhibition by Tusen Serier
& Release party for CBA vol 35 by CBK
Opening: November 18, 17-22 @ Hybriden (Claesgatan 8, Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until November 28.
Join us as we dive into a red world. Tonight we’ll explore just what it means to BLEED. What does blood mean to you? Are you afraid of it? Do you worship it? Or is it just the color that attracts you?
At Hybriden you will see artists draw blood and see their visual interpretations of the theme.
It will indeed be a red experience. We will overwhelm your senses! Not just by the artwork itself, but the music will be tailored for this night. The wine will be blessed and prepared. Amongst all of this we will have a blood fountain.
The exhibition is accompanied by CBA vol 35: BLEED that includes a wide array of comics on the same theme.
Participating artist in the exhibition are:
Music by Markus Samnell (better known as Feberdröm)