Collection: Carl Johan De Geer

He grew up in Canada, Copenhagen, Brussels and Warsaw, before the family returned to Sweden. In 1957 he was chairman of Sweden's central organization of students. A provocative action took place as early as 1967, when Carl Johan De Geer exhibited anti-gun posters under the title "Betray the motherland, be unnational" at Galleri Karlsson in Stockholm, which were confiscated by the police. Among these posters was one called "Skända flaggan", where he wrote "KUKEN" on a burning Swedish flag and added the text "SKÄNDA FLAGGAN REFUSE WEAPONS". This symbol can be found, among other things, on Magnus Uggla's album "Allting som ni gör kan jag göra bätter" from 1987, with protest songs among other things.

In 1970, he helped form the textile artist collective 10 Gruppen and was also a trombonist in the prog groups Blå Tåget and Elektriska linden.

One of Carl Johan De Geer's more notable film projects is the film about his grandmother and her Nazi sympathies, "Grandmother, Hitler and Me" from 2001. In 2004, he made the feature film "With the camera as consolation", part 2.


Graphic design at Konstfack in Stockholm