The exhibition Comics at the Louvre, presented by the Comics Art Museum, invites visitors to rediscover the Louvre through the works of twenty reknown comic strip artists. In focusing on each universe and the different thematic angles the exhibition shows how this cultural hotspot and its collections inspired them for a variety of powerful narratives and thoughts on Art and creation.
The exhibition, which stems from a partnership with the Louvre and publishing house Futuropolis, introduces a collection that invites comic artists and offers them a carte blanche as well as unlimited access to the galleries at the Louvre. The artists incorporate these iconic rooms and confront the works they meet, in order to give rise to unique graphic interpretations that are published as comic albums.
From Europe to Asia, from French-Belgian bande dessinée to manga, each of these diverse creations allows for a new view on different art forms, genres and eras. Twenty artists and about 150 works of art have been collected in one spot in order to immerse visitors in all of these approaches of the Louvre, which can be resumed to three main themes. Artists explore the history of the museum and its collections, they recreate daily life in the footsteps of the many visitors and staff, or they unleash their poetic imagination to magnify the works of art.
The exhibition proposes an overview of the works of Hirohiko Araki, Charles Berbérian, Enki Bilal, Florent Chavouet, Nicolas De Crécy, Philippe Dupuy, Christian Durieux, Etienne Davodeau, Christian Lax, Stéphane Levallois, Eric Liberge, Li Chi Tak, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Taiyo Matsumoto, Minetarō Mochizuki, David Prudhomme, Jiro Taniguchi, Naoki Urasawa, Bernard Yslaire and Judith Vanistendael. Their strong stories reflect the richness and diversity of the museum's collections and are born from sensitive approaches filled with reflections on Art, its function and its universal language.
Curators : Mélanie Andrieu & Fabrice Douar
With the exceptional cooperation of the Louvre Museum
With the support of the Brussels Capital Region, Visit Brussels, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
Comics at the Louvre
Location: Rue des Sables, 20, 1000 Brussels