Spring #16 – Sex

Magazine release & exhibition

Author: Slanted editors

The Spring-collective presents the 16th issue of the Spring Magazine on the topic of sex. In the stories of this issue, the artists take up the challenge of illustrating something that is omnipresent as a subject and yet extremely private, intimate and unique for all of us. In the rooms of the Frappant, drawings, prints, paintings, and objects will be presented beyond the works of the magazine. On the opening evening every buyer of a magazine will take part in a raffle to win originals of the artists!

How do you illustrate something that is extremely private, intimate and unique for all of us? Sex is inherently inscribed in people’s minds—yet culturally one of life’s most heavily worked on topics. It connects and separates us, evokes the most intense emotions, creates identities and decides destinies. In sex, all aspects of existence merge in a variety of individual ways. Sex is an omnipresent subject, but still a great challenge for an illustration magazine.

In the current issue of SPRING, 14 women artists take up this challenge. In their comics, illustrations, and texts, they describe the evolutionary history of sexuality, allow us to participate in personal experiences from puberty, report on everyday sexism, ask what the absence of physicality actually does to us, and deal with female identity across generations. Entertainingly and openly, they stroll visually through the subject, telling us about digital vulvas, about the fusion in painting and about the Japanese festival of love.

SPRING was founded in Hamburg in 2004. Since then, a new anthology volume has been published every summer, which brings together the various works from the fields of comics, illustration and free drawing on a single theme. Since the beginning the group consists exclusively of women and has become a solid and important network for draughtswomen in Germany.

Spring #16 includes illustrations, comics and texts by Larissa Bertonasco, Aisha Franz, Doris Freigofas, Jul Gordon, Katharina Gschwendtner, Carolin Löbbert, marialuisa, moki, Nina Pagalies, Nadine Redlich, Katharina Serles, Katrin Stangl, Kati Szilagyi, Birgit Wehye and Stephanie Wunderlich.

Spring #16 – Sex

Publisher: mairisch Verlag
Release: September 2019
Format: 20 × 24 cm
Volume: 256 pages
Language: English, German
ISBN: 978-3-938539-54-5

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Opening hours:
Friday, September 27th, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 5 until 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 29th, 2019 from 2 until 5 p.m.

Participating artists:
Larissa Bertonasco
Aisha Franz
Doris Freigofas
Jul Gordon
Katharina Gschwendtner
Carolin Löbbert
Nina Pagalies
Nadine Redlich
Catherine Serles
Katrin Stangl
Kati Szilagyi
Birgit Wehye
Stephanie Wunderlich

Frappant Galerie in der Viktoria-Kaserne
Zeisweg 9 (access via the backyard in Bodenstedtstraße)
22765 Hamburg

Further information on the event can be found here.


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