10 February 2012

Live: Paris - La vie n'est pas pour les amateurs


As of right now, the big Swedish comics exhibition La vie n'est pas pour les amateurs (Life is not for amateurs) is on display at the Swedish Institute in Paris, and will be so until the 15th of April.


Knut Larsson.
The exhibition showcases the art of ten cutting edge Swedish comics artists, viz Malin Biller, Anneli Furmark, Fabian Göranson, Joanna Hellgren, Loka Kanarp, Kolbeinn Karlsson, Henrik Lange, Knut Larsson, Joanna Rubin-Dranger and Matilda Ruta. These artists have all made comics and/or large panoramas, life-sized paper theaters, commenting on the world-famous Swedish author, fine artist, poet and alchemist August Strindberg.

Strindberg had a special relationship with Paris. It was here he fled when the pressure became too high in Sweden, when friends and enemies, family and critics became too intrusive. But it was also here that he experienced his greatest personal crisis, the one immortalized in the book Inferno, one of Swedish literature's most legendary works. France is also the center of one of the strongest and most interesting comics cultures in the world. So it is only logical that a large comics exhibition on Strindberg, set to mark the 100th anniversary of his death, is shown right here.

Here's a visual walk-through of the exhibition, which just might come to a town near you  in the not so distant future.






Joanna Rubin Dranger
Fabian Göranson
Joanna Hellgren
Joanna Hellgren
Henrik Lange och Fabian Göranson
Fabian Göranson
Henrik Lange
Anneli Furmark
Anneli Furmark
Kolbeinn Karlsson
Kolbeinn Karlsson
Knut Larsson
Knut Larsson
Malin Biller
Malin Biller
Loka Kanarp
Loka Kanarp
Matilda Ruta
Matilda Ruta
For more information about the exhibition, the creators and more, see here.  For information about the Swedish Institute and the current version of the exhibition, see here. For interviews, contact information to the artists, images, etc. contact:

Fredrik Strömberg, President of the Comics Association and producer of the exhibition (fredrik.stromberg@serieframjandet.se)

Josefin Svenske, publishers Kolik Förlag and curator of the exhibition (svenske@kolikforlag.se)