Comic strip exhibition at the Centre Pompidou: Comics on every floor

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on January 3rd, 2024 at 04:50 p.m.
Comics exhibition in Paris: From May 29 to November 4, 2024, discover "La BD à tous les étages" at the Centre Pompidou. An event dedicated to the 9th art, giving you a rendezvous with Hergé, Corto Maltese, and much more, across every level of this iconic cultural institution.

From May 29 to November 4, 2024, the Centre Pompidou celebrates comics with an unprecedented exhibition. The"La BD à tous les étages" exhibition offers a multi-dimensional journey through the 9th art form. In partnership with the Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc, the event promises to be a cultural milestone, taking in every level of this flagship institution for modern and contemporary art.

This ambitious exhibition invites visitors to immerse themselves in the world of comics. As soon as you enter, you'll be greeted by a historical and stylistic panorama, in which the works of Hergé come into dialogue with those of Hugo Pratt. The exhibition is more than just a retrospective; it's a genuine exploration of the different currents and eras of the 9th art, offering a unique perspective on artists such as Claire Brétécher, André Franquin, Marjane Satrapi and Pénélope Bagieu.

The scenography, designed to guide us through a labyrinth of creations, will highlight more than six decades of comics. Original plates, rare editions and interactive installations will line the route, offering an immersive and educational experience.

The curatorial approach of Anne Lemonnier and Emmanuèle Payen, supported by experts Thierry Groensteen and Lucas Hureau, gives the exhibition an academic depth. Their work highlights the diversity and richness of this art form, often underestimated in its narrative and aesthetic complexity.

The different areas of the Centre Pompidou will become living chapters, revealing the many facets of comics: from the Franco-Belgian ligne claire to Japanese manga, via American comics and contemporary styles.

Exhibition program:

  • A journey through the different styles and eras of comics.
  • Meetings and round-table discussions with authors, artists and experts in the field.
  • Temporary exhibitions and interactive installations.
  • Collaborations with museums and international collections.
  • Special events at the Forum, Bpi and Ircam.

In short,"La BD à tous les étages" at the Centre Pompidou is more than just an exhibition; it's a window onto the art of comics, an invitation to rediscover this art form in a new light. For connoisseurs and neophytes alike, it's an unprecedented opportunity to immerse themselves in a rich and varied artistic universe, testifying to the evolution and diversity of the 9th art.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From May 29th, 2024 to November 4th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.

    Billets: €12 - €15

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