HERE COME THE WOMEN... FROM SWEDEN WITH NEW COMICS

Aquí llegan ellas… desde Suecia con cómics nuevos

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The last decade has brought an increase in the number of female representatives on Sweden’s comic art scene. Artists such as Liv Strömquist and Nina Hemingsson have blazed a trail and opened the door for a new generation of creators, not just in Sweden but all over Europe. Many of the women from the “Serieskolan” (Comic Art School) in Malmö have managed to turn comic art into a cultural movement that aspires to challenge social norms, give a voice to the feminist movement and incite gender equality debate.

The overarching aim of Here Come the Women... from Sweden with New Comics, an exhibition organised in collaboration with Seriefrämjandet and the Swedish Embassy in Madrid, is to familiarise Spanish audiences with the most prominent contemporary Swedish artists. This collective exhibition curated by Seriefrämjandet director Jamil Mani, which was shown in Berlin in 2019, will present the main themes that dominate their work, including social critique, challenging the patriarchy, taboos and sexuality, with an autobiographical perspective and vision and by means of reproductions of excerpts from graphic novels and comic strips by the selected artists.

To round out the exhibition, meetings will be held between Swedish and Spanish artists, aimed at striking up an open discussion on their differences and similarities and on how they use comic art as a tool to raise important social issues. The meetings, which are open to the public, also aim to attract comic industry professionals and to create a platform for exchange between the two countries.

Organised in collaboration with  the Swedish Embassy in Madrid, Seriefrämjandet and the Swedish Art Council

 

suecia              s                  arts council

Finished

DATE
From 1st of July to 29th of August

PLACE
CentroCentro

PRICE
Free

ACCESIBILITY INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT

Capacity limits are subject to change in accordance with COVID-19 regulations

CentroCentro

Plaza Cibeles , 1

Paisaje o vista de CentroCentro

Distrito Retiro

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Directions:

Renfe: Madrid-Recoletos

Metro: Banco de España (L2)

Bus: 001, 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 150, 203, C03, E1, N2, N3, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N16, N17, N18, N19, N25, N27

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