Europe’s sick man

By on April 5, 2019

Joakim Pirinen, born 1961, is one of Sweden’s most famous and acclaimed series creators. He album debuted in 1983 with Välkommen till sandlådan. Two years later he got his big break with Socker-Conny, which this year has been released in a long awaited new edition. He has since published a dozen books in different genres, most recently Anspråkslösa förslag with satirical prose from 2018. Yet he is not really healthy.

At the exhibition Europe’s sick man, he shows up his perverted and twisted vision of the everyday life that so many unsuspecting people thrive in. With the emphasis placed on the originals of his latest book with drawings, To fail as a human, a cross section is shown through forty years of serial creation as Hitler would not hesitate to call degenerate.

Vernissage Saturday 6 April at 12-16
The exhibition will run from April 6 to May 8
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11-18, Sat 12-16, Sun 13-16

Seriegalleriet, St. Paulsgatan 14, 118 46 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 702 24 25, e-mail:

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Södermalm