Hilarious and Dead Serious

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DECEMBER 16 2023 - SEPTEMBER 28 2024

Hilarious and Dead Serious

Swedish Feminist Comics

Feminist comics are socially critical, sassy, funny and serious. This exhibition features a variety of comics, themes, political satire, and single-panels from the 1970s until today.

The comics are drawn in different styles and artistic expressions, where a single- or multi-panel comic can look like almost anything. The exhibition shows how comics creators have reflected on and rebelled against the state of the world, creating comics that are both hilarious and dead serious.

The exhibition is based on Anna Nordenstam’s and Margareta Wallin Wictorin’s research on Swedish feminist comics. They have co-written several articles on the subjects, and authored the texts in the exhibition.

Comic Creators featuered in the exhibition:

Anneli Furmark
AnnMari Langemar
Arja Kajermo
Bim Eriksson
Bitte Andersson
Cecilia Torudd
Daria Bogdanska
Elin Lucassi
Ellen Ekman
Gunna Grähs
Helga Henschen
Inger Edelfeldt
Julia Hansen
Karolina Bång
Lisa Ewald
Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom
Liv Strömquist
Lotta Sjöberg
Margareta Stål
Marie Falksten
Nanna Johansson
Nina Hemmingsson
Olivia Skoglund
Sara Granér
Sara Hansson
Sara Olausson
Åsa Ekström
Åsa Schagerström

The exhibition is designed by the Museum of Women´s history and is based on Anna Nordenstam´s and Margareta Wallin Wictorin´s research on Swedish feminist comics.
Anna Nordenstam, Professor in Comparative Literature at University of Gothenburg and Margareta Wallin Wictorin, Reader in Art History and Visual Culture and Affiliated Karlstad University.