21 September 2010 21:00
Stripburger's editorial board is opening the gala program celebrating the magazine's coming of age with the exhibition in Vžigalica gallery, showing the dimensions of the comics medium.
Directed by Andrej Štular, Stripburger will display a segment of its editorial activities as well as some relics that these activities left behind. It will present a special edition titled »Ljubilejnik – Stripburger's Chronological Almanac«, hand-printed on prehistoric machinery and marked by the smell of authors' (=printers') sweat. Bitter confessions concerning the magazine in question are related by Domen Finžgar, Andrej Štular, Kaja Avberšek, Marko Kociper, Koco, Jakob Klemenčič, Gašper Rus, Matej Lavrenčič, Matej de Cecco, David Krančan and printed in a limited edition of 70 copies.
The rainbow of activities pursued by the noise-comix cult collective Le Dernier Cri (FR, 1993) includes, among other things, publishing – in masterfully produced limited editions – silkscreened books and posters. Apart from things to hold in hands and read (or just look at), a selection of posters by an international selection of artists (Kapreles, Matti Hagelberg, M. S. Bastian, Caroline Sury, Henriette Valium, Ota Keiti, LAG, Kerozen, Olaf Ladusse, Moulinex, Nuvish, Stu Mead, Pakito, Remi, Matt Konture, Mike Diana, Atak, Corona, Leo ...) will be shown.
Gunnar Lundkvist (SE, 1958), author of the minimalist Klass Katt comics (1979-) also illustrated several children's books and even wrote two poetry collections. Vertigo, an exhibition created together with the Swiss Helge Reumann, received quite a bit of praise.
Marcel Ruijters (NL, 1966) is a cartoonist, illustrator, comic critic and editor. After the Troglodytes (in several books), his next step is the world of medieval nuns. Before the next series of these holy women's adventures (unveiled in Ljubljana for the first time!), he did, for a break, a book on serial killers and their respective cars titled »Roadkill«.
Matthias Lehmann (FR, 1978) is a painter, illustrator, cartoonist and musician. His two comic chef-d'oeuvres are Les Larmes d'Ezechiel (2009) and HWY115 (orig. l'Etouffeur de la RN115, 2006). The American edition of the latter was nominated for the Eisner award in 2007.
Max Andersson (SE, 1962) is an extraordinary creator of fantasy worlds and at the same time an insightful observer of contemporary society and arts, armed with subtle sense of humour. His comic masterpiece, Pixy (1992), was translated to Slovenian in (2006). This time around, he'll exhibit works related to the Car Boys, including toys for kids and grown-ups created in collaboration with Helena Ahonen, a Swedish designer.
Max Andersson: »How Sick Ideas are Born«
Galerija Vžigalica, 22. 09. 2010, 18.00
Duration: one hour
The lecture provides an exciting insight into the creativity of this renowned cartoonist and movie maker. Using firm evidence, Andersson proves that the outside world is sicker than his own stories. Same goes for comic, film, artistic and literary influences as well as the Bible. Along the way, the author explains his comic idiom.
A Comic Jam Session
Mestna galerija 1, 22-09-2010, 20.00
Duration: two hours
You can join the visiting artists (featured in the Underground and Above the Clouds exhibition) and Stripburger editors drawing together and exchanging ideas. Bring your own pen and brush! Old masters and inexperienced greenhorns are equally welcome.
Stripburger's Comic Workshop
Mestni muzej, 24-09-2010: 15.00-18.00; 25-09-2010: 10.00-18.00)
A gratis workshop for ages 10 and up. From the comic medium's history to a jam session and one's own comic in only two days!
Name of the event: exhibition Underground and Above the Clouds Stripburger's Damn Good 18…
When it took place:
21st Sept. 2010, at 9 pm opening
lasts until 10th Oct. 2010 (opening hours Tues-Sun: 10.00-18.00)
Location of the exhibition:
Place: Vzigalica Gallery – the gallery of the City Museum Ljubljana
Authors of event: Strip Core c/o Forum Ljubljana
Institute for Art and Cultural Production
Curator: Katarina Mirović
Artists: Domen Finžgar, Andrej Štular, Kaja Avberšek, Marko Kociper, Koco, Jakob Klemenčič, Gašper Rus, Matej Lavrenčič, Matej de Cecco, David Krančan, collective Le Dernier Cri, Kapreles, Matti Hagelberg, M. S. Bastian, Caroline Sury, Henriette Valium, Ota Keiti, Lag, Kerozen, Olaf Ladusse, Moulinex, Nuvish, Stu Mead, Bakito, Remi, Matt Konture, Mike Diana, Atak, Corona, Leo, Gunnar Lundkvist, Marcel Ruijters, Matthias Lehmann, Max Andersson
Camera: Robertina Šebjanič
Sound/Music: Williamson "Rubber"
use music from: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/124360
Editing: Robertina Šebjanič
Interview: Robertina Šebjanič