CBK: BURNOUT (exhibition)

CBK presents:
BURNOUT
Digital release exhibition for the new CBA vol 52!

Where: hybriden.se/burnout
When: The exhibition starts Wednesday May 26 at 16:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

From hospital staff to comic creators to basically any job in the gig economy, burnout has become an increasingly normal part of everyday life for many of us since the term was getting widespread use in the late 1900s. Anyone who doesn’t have a steady income, or who is expected to do more work in less time than is reasonable, can feel it. So who or what is to blame? Could we create a situation, a systemic change, to avoid the conditions that cause burnout?
This volume of CBA explores BURNOUT. Not so much stories of depressing social realism, but rather artistic expressions of that feeling, suggestions for solutions, wishful thinking and visual abreactions. Expressions of rage rather than apathy, insurrection rather than complicity. Something to read for strength in times of austerity.

Exhibited artists:
Steve Nyberg [SE] | Mattias Elftorp [SE] | Henna Räsänen [FI] | Iso Sling Lindh [SE] | Tom Mortimer [UK] | Radovan Popović [RS] | Aleksandar Opačić [RS] | Manuel Rodriguez Navarro [DE] | Felipe Kolb Bernardes [BR/DE] | Korina Hunjak [HR] | Julia Nascimento [BR] | Aiden Kvarnström [SE] | Rasmus Gran [SE]
Exhibition organized by: Mattias Elftorp with Kinga Dukaj of CBK

The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Tusen Serier: THE NEW FRONTIER

Tusen Serier presents:
THE NEW FRONTIER
A new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Where: hybriden.se
When: The exhibition starts Friday May 7 at 19:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

La nuova frontiera (The new frontier) is an international comic art project to draw attention to the most urgent “new frontiers” of our time through the imagination of renowned and emerging international artists from all over the world. This is the Tusen Serier contribution.

La nuova frontiera (The new frontier) is initiated and produced by OPEN ART WEEK.
In partnership with: Biblioteca delle Nuvole (IT), Lab619 (TN), Fokus Illustration (CH) Tusen Serier (SE), Hybriden (SE).
Artistic coordination: Claudio Ferracci and Abir Gasmi.
The Tusen Serier edition of The new frontier is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Read more about the concept, the artists and the organizers + partners in the exhibition.

Based on story/concept by: Claudio Ferracci and Abir Gasmi
Artists in the Tusen Serier edition: Amalia Alvarez, Ana Biscaia, Julia Nascimento & Felipe Kolb Bernardes, Korina Hunjak, Leviathan, Elida Maiques, Mattias Elftorp

This exhibition by: Mattias Elftorp med Kinga Dukaj

Go HERE to see the exhibition.

The New Frontier – kommer snart!

Snart visar vi här på sidan den nya utställningen THE NEW FRONTIER, producerad av Tusen Serier i samarbete med Lab619 (Tunisien), Biblioteca delle Nuvole (Italien), Fokus Illustration (Schweiz) och OPEN ART WEEK. Digital vernissage skulle ha ägt rum i december 2020 men flyttades till den 30 april 2021 och av olika anledningar blir vi nu tvungna att skjuta upp den igen, till den 7 maj.

Så kom tillbaka då och se de nya serierna gjorda av:
Elida Maiques | Korina Hunjak | Julia Nascimento | Felipe Kolb Bernardes | Leviathan | Ana Biscaia | Amalia Alvarez | Mattias Elftorp

Fortsättning följer…

CBK: Digital exhibition: Underworld

CBK presents:
UNDERWORLD
A new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Where: hybriden.se
When: The exhibition starts Saturday Mar 13 at 19:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

An online exhibition celebrating the launch of CBA vol 51 ‘Underworld’! Come have a sneak peek at what’s inside, and learn more about the amazing comic artists featured in the issue.

The Underworld exists in many forms: an invisible realm of all deceased, a torturous prison for sinners, whatever alien societies rule a ‘hollow earth’, as well as the non- mythological but equally weird organisms that really do scurry around below us. Less literally, it could imply unseen aspects of any organisation, or the darkest moments in an individual’s journey.

Artists: Tiffany Baxter [UK], Eric Falier [BE], Lars Krantz [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Kimmo Lust [FI], Elida Maiques [ES/IE], Shane Melisse [UK], Sajan Rai [UK/SE], Gar Shanley [IE], Damir Stojnic von Ktonsky [HR], Olivia Sullivan [UK], Nanami Takeuchi [UK], Lily Vie [UK].
Exhibition by: Kinga Dukaj, illustrated by Sajan Rai.

Go HERE to see the exhibition.
CBA vol 51: Underworld and other books can be ordered from the Hybriden webshop.

About CBK
Since 2001, CBK has worked for a more varied and exciting comics culture in Sweden and on the international scene. The formal purpose of the organization is to support, evolve and disseminate comics with higher artistic ambitions. The main vehicle for this purpose is the international comics art magazine, CBA (C’est Bon Anthology). CBK also arranges exhibitions of comics art, lectures, the AltCom comics festival and other cultural events.
The vision is to push the boundaries of what can be done in comics, to broaden the perspective of what the comics medium is and can be, both in relation to itself and to other art forms.

CBA contains avant-garde comics from all over the world. What we’re looking for in the selection is comics with a will to experiment and a passion for storytelling, a mix of established artists and new talent, with unique creative voices and stories that matter.

 

This exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. CBA is published with support from Kulturrådet (the Swedish Arts Council).

We moved out!

After 4 years, 30+ exhibitions, 30+ book releases, 2 AltCom festivals and various other activities, we’ve now left our place at Mitt Möllan!

It’s been great, but now it’s over. Until we return, hopefully in a new space on the other side of the pandemic, just in timefor the parties to start.

Til then, we still have our website where you can buy books/prints/zines and see our digital online exhibitions, and we still have Fanzineverkstaden, not far from where Hybriden used to be.

Our nearest upcoming digital exhibitions:

Tusen Serier: The New Frontier
CBK: Underworld
Tusen Serier: This is Tusen Serier
CBK: Burnout
CBK: Placeholder

All dates are currently TBA, so look back here a bit later for more info.

CBK: Two digital exhibitions: Nedjem & Origin of Life

CBK presents:
NEDJEM & ORIGIN OF LIFE
Two new digital exhibitions to keep social distancing while still being able to enjoy art!

Where: hybriden.se (the exhibitions will be available for the opening)
When: Both exhibitions open Wednesday Nov 25 at 15:00
and will stay active for the foreseeable future

To celebrate the latest volumes of CBA, we invite you to see these two exhibitions from CBK of comics pages from the books. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic makes it difficult to show exhibitions in the usual way, so this time we’re making the exhibitions in digital form. Instead of meeting up at Hybriden to enjoy the art on the walls and mingle with wine and artists and other visitors, now you don’t even need to leave your home. Instead you can just visit the website and see them comfortably from your chair or couch or whatever you want to sit in. You can even drink your own wine and chat with friends on the internet at the same time, so it’s ALMOST like normal.

CBA and other books can be ordered from the Hybriden webshop.

Nedjem (CBA vol 48)
CBA vol 48 is about cats. Cats and the lifelong friendships we form with our furry friends. Bonds so strong and endearment so deep and ancient, it permeates our lives through time. You find cats in scary stories, in cute stories, they’re a sign of bad luck in some cultures and good luck in others, worshipped as deities or shunned like pests. Remnants of our relationships with the floofy furs are found not just all over the world, but all over the internet as well. Here’s our contribution to the Cat Library of Time.

Artists: Jonatan Rosén [SE], Henrik Rogowski [SE], Aiden Kvarnström [SE], Filip Kelava [HR], Alexandra Duma-Dancai [RO/SE], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Helena Menanda [SE], Ivana Armanini [HR], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Kinga Dukaj [SE].

Origin of Life (CBA vol 49)
Where were you born? Where are you from? When these questions are asked really what the person means often is, who are you?
In the new volume of CBA we want you to ask yourselves some questions. Who are humanity as a collective consciousness? Where do we come from? All these little specks of life in this big dark space of nothing, and for what?

Artists: Ana Biscaia [PT], Ivana Geček [HR], Mattias Elftorp [SE], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Henrik Rogowski [SE], Leviathan [SE], Lisa Örtlund [SE].

About CBK
Since 2001, CBK has worked for a more varied and exciting comics culture in Sweden and on the international scene. The formal purpose of the organization is to support, evolve and disseminate comics with higher artistic ambitions. The main vehicle for this purpose is the international comics art magazine, CBA (C’est Bon Anthology). CBK also arranges exhibitions of comics art, lectures, the AltCom comics festival and other cultural events.
The vision is to push the boundaries of what can be done in comics, to broaden the perspective of what the comics medium is and can be, both in relation to itself and to other art forms.

CBA contains avant-garde comics from all over the world. What we’re looking for in the selection is comics with a will to experiment and a passion for storytelling, a mix of established artists and new talent, with unique creative voices and stories that matter.

 

The exhibitions are presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd.

Alkbazz – utställning 21 feb

Tusen Serier presenterar:
ALKBAZZ – utställning med grafik, konst och serier från Le Garage L i Frankrike

Hybriden (Mitt Möllan på Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Vernissage 21 feb kl 17-22
Öppet t.o.m. 15 apr, öppettider: tis-fre kl 11-16, lör kl 12-16 (kan variera, se hybriden.se)

Alkbazz och Vanessa från Le Garage L kommer att vara på plats på vernissagen.

linocut horror – screenprint terror – comix branquignole

Dödskallar och insekter, knotiga lemmar och en doft av black metal, framfört i grafiska tekniker som linoleumtryck, screenprint och andra, mer experimentella sätt att reproducera konst, tillsammans med målningar och teckningar, ibland som serier, ibland som enskilda konstverk. Vi visar upp en samling av verk från den franska konstnären Alkbazz.

Alkbazz är en av de drivande krafterna i Le Garage L, en tryckverkstad, bokbinderi och utställningslokal i byn Forcalquier i franska Alperna. Le garage L fungerar även som förlag för serie- och konstböcker. Dessa är ofta tryckta för hand i screen- eller linoleumtryck. Alkbazz själv ligger bakom undergroundserieantologin Alkom’X sedan många år. Han har också tidigare deltagit på seriefestivalen AltCom i Malmö.

Läs mer om Alkbazz och Le Garage L

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Utställningen genomförs med stöd av Malmö Kulturnämnd

Release exhibition: CBA vol 47: Science/Fiction

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 47: Science/Fiction
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: January 24, 17-22
Lasts until: February 19 (probably)
Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 11-16, Sat: 12-16

Welcome to the release event and exhibition for the latest issue of the international comics anthology!

Join us for an evening of comics and drunk in celebration of the Future and the ongoing fictionalization of our reality. Check out comic samples on the walls, featuring these great artists:
Danijel Žeželj [HR/US], Radovan Popović [RS], Korina Hunjak [HR], Ivana Filipović [RS/CA], Avi Heikkinen [FI], Francisco Sousa Lobo [PT], Oskar Aspman [SE], Kinga Dukaj [SE], Mattias Elftorp [SE].

About CBA vol 47:
Science/Fiction

Science and fiction rule our lives. The laws of physics seem set in stone while the laws of man are arbitrary mirrors of the morality of the times. Gods and spirits are creations of the mind but also the explanation when comprehension fails. What lies beyond our understanding? Is it more science or something else? What dark forces lurk outside our field of vision? What machineries of death and destruction are we yet to invent in the name of money (which used to be metal and paper but is now to a great extent nothing but speculation and expectations)? What (or who) else meet in the intersection between science fiction and real science? What came first? The egg or the hatching machine?

If you can’t make it to Hybriden, you can order the book at the Hybriden webshop.

Main editor of this issue: Mattias Elftorp
The exhibition is organized with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd, the anthology with support from Kulturrådet. Exhibition printed at Fanzineverkstaden.

Feel free to invite people to the Facebook event.

CBK: Deep (utställning)

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 46: Deep
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: October 18, 18-22
Lasts until: Early January
Opening hours: Wed-Fridays: 11-15, Sundays: 12-15

Release exhibition for the new volume of CBA.

About CBA vol 46: Deep:

What do we find in the depths? What lies in the depths in the oceans? What hides in the deep darkness of the corner of your room when you’re about to fall asleep? What thoughts trickle through your mind when looking deeply inwards, what do we find when we look where we can’t see?

Featuring
comics by:
Julia Nascimento [BR]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Sofia Ciente [PT]
Mikko Jylhä [FI]
Ivana Filipović [RS/CA]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Sajan Rai [UK/SE]
Francisco Sousa Lobo [PT]
Maria Stoian [RO]
Texts by:
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Mattis Telin [SE]
Illustrations, cover & main editor:
Lisa Örtlund [SE]

Buy is here!

CBK: Qtopia (utställning)

Release exhibition for: CBA vol 45: QTOPIA
Place: Hybriden (Mitt Möllan, Bangatan 5, Malmö)
Opening: July 19, 17-22
Lasts until: September (probably)
Opening hours from August: Wed-Fridays: 11-15, Sundays: 12-15

Release exhibition for the new volume of CBA, featuring visions of a world where stories about HBTQ+ characters don’t need to end in tragedy.

So many LGBTQ narratives end in tragedy as a consequence of the LGBTQ-hood of the characters. Those stories are important because LGBTQ people are still being targeted by prejudice, discrimination and violence, but in this volume of CBA we encouraged artists to do something different. To tell queer stories where the queerness isn’t a narrative catalyst for bad things, but rathera source for joy or love or just one characteristic among others.

Queer tales about situations involving LGBTQ characters. Utopian queer tales in the sense that everything might not be perfect, but at least the horrible things that happen don’t have anything to do with the characters’ sexual orientation.

The exhibition will feature selected pieces from the anthology, but also additional artworks by local artists such as Olivia Skoglund, newly examinated from the comic school in Malmö and working on her first book on experiences as a trans girl, Adrian Malmgren, trans/hbtq-activist and creator of the comic Wicked Hero, and Emmie Jansson, currently a student at textile arts&design at Östra Grevie. There will also be artworks by Ylva Oknelid, Mattis Telin and Lisa Örtlund on display!

CBA vol 45 features
Comics by:
Casco [SE]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Ylva Oknelid [SE]
Ivana Geček [HR]
Korina Hunjak [HR]
Aiden Kvarnström [SE]
Saskia Gullstrand [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]
Adrian Malmgren [SE] (text)
Love Pascal Prelog [SE] (illustrations)
Cover by:
Kinga Dukaj [SE]
Luddvig Melin [SE]
Lisa Örtlund [SE]
Mattias Elftorp [SE]
Henrik Rogowski [SE]

CBA vol 45 is available at our webshop!

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The exhibition is presented with support from Malmö Kulturnämnd. CBA is published with support from Kulturrådet (the Swedish Arts Council).