“Five Swedish cartoonists take a sharp and disturbing look at the climate issue.” That’s the subheading for our (the Swedish Institute’s) mini-exhibition Facing the Climate, showing the work of a few talented illustrators. As it turns out, these drawings were considered so disturbing that the exhibition was stopped — in Sweden!
Sure, the drawings are meant to make a statement, to potentially cause a stir, but I wouldn’t have expected them to be censored here on home turf.
Apparently, there is a lot of sensitivity in the climate issue. And clearly, a pen can cause a real stir.
Have a look at the images below, and judge for yourself. I think they provide a very subtle comment on the not so sustainable society of today (sometimes so subtle that you have to turn the image upside down to get the full picture).