Von Oben consists of cartoon’s by SANY, alias Samuel Nyholm, artist and illustrator from Lund, Sweden, former member of the design group Reala. The book is the premiere release of Bad Day Publishing, an extension of the Toronto based art magazine Bad Day.
“Von Oben (from above) is a an idiomatic expression in German that meaning to have a superior attitude to others. In the book “Von Oben”, those offenders are instantly and literally punished, by heavy objects falling on them from the sky. In a secular world, where our great God has gone for vacation, it remains no greater punishment than our own arrogance.
The book’s stereotypes are taken from an equally racist as sexist slap-stickworld, even though no longer aired publicly, thriving in our subconscious. Despite its coarseness, its components dwells in all of us. Perhaps even you, at some point, deserved a Steinway in the head?”
September 17, 2011, 2-5pm
Art Copenhagen, Frederiksberg
September 23, 2011, 7pm
Tomorrow / Yesterday, Toronto