CBA vol 44: LORE release exhibition

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 44: LORE
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: March 15, 18-22
Lasts until: May 31 (may be subject to change)
Opening hours: Check back here later…

Featuring new works by Kinga Dukaj, Oskar Aspman, Mattias Elftorp, an installation by Mattis Telin, Lisa Örtlund, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Henrik Rogowski, Kinga Dukaj + sample comics from CBA vol 44 by Ivana Filipovich, Kalk Comics, Henrik Rogowski, Mattias Elftorp

We invited a collection of artists to make comics in the theme of LORE.

Folklore – it’s the stories our parents told us as children as well as a glimpse into another world, of fairies, trolls, and magic. But folklore is more than just stories about bad children who get eaten by witches; it’s our shared fears, hopes and dreams and they often share similar themes across the world. Folk tales have been told by an infinite number of people with equally infinite motives; some to warn, others to encourage and some who just try to make sense of the world around them.

In volume 44 of CBA we dig deep into the roots of folklore from different cultures and explore what it has to say about ourselves as human beings regardless of nationality.

To celebrate the new volume, we invite you to a new concept exhibition, reminiscent of classics like BLEED or ACETON (CH3COCH3) (for the older generation who might remember what we did 15 years ago).

Join us in another world at Hybriden! A small piece of the old woods, filtered through the current world and turned into a means for continuing the old storytelling traditions in new formats.

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The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. Prints were made at Mediaverkstaden and Fanzineverkstaden.

Release party for CBA vol 43: Corners

On February 8 we invite you to come by our gallery space Hybriden (@ Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5) for the release of the latest issue of our international anthology, CBA vol 43: Corners.

The release will come with an exhibition displaying some of the artwork by the featured artists in the anthology. Participating artists in the exhibition are:

Alice Monvaillier [FR]
Viti Sanchez [ES]
Alva Nylander [SE]
Laura Endy [ES]
Margo [PT]
pablo_diablo_69 [ES]
Diego Shim [ES]
Gonzalo de las Heras [ES]
Insulyna [VE]
Vibi LeFleu [ES]
Rui Moura [PT]
Adrián A. Astorgano [ES]
Bori Tompa [HU]
Claudia Torán [ES]
Pablo Gil [ES]

On top of that, we will have an interactive shopwindow for you to draw and leave your mark. At the same time you can move your ass to the rythms delivered by D. SHIM and DJ FIMP.

There will be wine and snacks and alcohol-free options, you bring the good vibes.

Välkommen!

 

Fridhem 2018 exhibition @ Hybriden

We’re taking a small break from the Best of CBK exhibition for a guest appearance:


Fridhem Folkhögskola invites you to come see their final exhibitions at Mitt Möllan for various of their courses (Grafisk Design, Måleri, Serieteckning och Foto). The comics course is at Hybriden.

Opening: May 25 at 17-21
also open:
Saturday, May 26: 09-20
Sunday, May 27: 12-16

Welcome!

The Best of CBK exhibition will return next weekend with part 2 in a slightly different form. Stick around for more info coming soon.

Best of CBK (13 april)

Retrospective exhibition of 15 years with CBK
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: April 13, 17-22
Lasts until: August 16

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.

Feel free to invite people to the Facebook event.

The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Fanzineverkstaden, with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

—IN SWEDISH—

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.

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Utställningen presenteras i samarbete med Fanzineverkstaden, med stöd från Malmö Kulturnämnd.

FRAGMENTS exhibition/release

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.

Invocations and Incantations

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

Demonology
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.

 

Nollmeridianen
Videokonst

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.

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The exhibition is organised with support from Institutionen för Kunst vid Universitete in Bergen, Norway.
Parts of the exhibition are digital prints made at Tidskriftsverkstaden, Malmö.

Some photos & upcoming stuff

The I don’t want to dream exhibition with paintings by Spyros Verykios will be up until May 25, open Tue/Wed/Thu (14-18), so you still have a chance to see it if you missed the opening.

Also don’t miss the spring market the weekend of May 13-14, where the exhibition will be open and we’ll sell books at special deal prices etc.

And the weekend of May 20-21, we’ll be in Stockholm for the SIS, sharing three tables with Tusen Serier and Wormgod.

See you around!

Here are some photos from the exhibitio (taken by Kinga Dukaj, Mattias Elftorp and Raquel Lozano) (click for bigger)…


I don’t want to dream – R’lyehsfest for CBA vol 36|37

I don’t want to dream: art exhibition by Spyros Verykios
& release party for CBA vol 36|37 by CBK

Opening: May 5, 17-22 @ Hybriden (Bangatan 5 / Claesgatan 8, Malmö)
The exhibition will remain until May 25 (Tue-Thu 14-18)

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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.

cbavol36cvrLet’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):

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Also check out Spyros Verykios at Instagram and Behance.

The exhibition is organized with the support of Malmö Kulturstöd, in cooperation with ABF Malmö. CBA vol 36|37 was made possible with the help of our crowdfunders at Indiegogo.

CBA vol 35 – samples

CBA vol 35: BLEED is out!

You can order it here, and if you write publicly about comics and want a review copy, let us know and we’ll send you one.

Here’s on review already, at Serienett.no

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Here are samples of some of the comics (click for bigger):

For the release event, we made a bloody art exhibition together with Tusen Serier & friends. It was amazingly cool, if we may say so ourselves:

You’ll find more detailed photos at the Tusen Serier site.