Angoulême: exhibitions to (re) discover until January 2, 2022

If your holidays continue this week, here are 3 exhibitions not to be missed and which will end on January 2, 2022. Immersion on the artistic scene of Kinshasa or behind the scenes of the last Wes Anderson: in Angoulême, it’s up to you.

Hurry … The year 2020 is about to end, just like many exhibitions in Angoulême that should not be missed. Small anthology of events that end January 2, 2022.

A return trip to Kinshasa and an immersion in the bubbling artistic life of the Congolese capital. This is what awaits you at the Angoulême Museum, with the exhibition “Congo painting”.

This highlights the diversity of artists and themes in the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past 50 years. “They say that Kinshasa is certainly one of the most dynamic cities in Africa in terms of artistic creation., reports Emilie Salaberry, director of the Angoulême museums. It is a real open-air art workshop. ”

Among the themes addressed: the place of women in Kinshasa society, the migration issue, the pauperization of the African population, or even these politicians raised to power by the Western powers.

An explosion of colors from works on loan from 3 passionate collectors, and rarely exhibited in national museums.

It is a facet of the mythical artist often unknown to the general public which is approached by the Comic Strip Museum, in Angoulême. First presented at the Musée national Picasso in Paris, this exhibition is the first devoted to the study of the links between the artist’s works and comics.

It must be said that Picasso was born when comics first appeared at the end of the 19th century. Very quickly, he seized the codes of this form of graphic expression. “He started reading comics in Spain when he was very young, says Pierre Lungheretti, Director General of the International City of Comics and Images. Throughout his career, we find references, very palpable influences of this language of narration by image, as well in the sketches that he made of his friends as in more elaborate drawings. “

In another part, the exhibition deciphers Picasso’s influence on renowned authors in the world of comics, such as Art Spiegelman, Enki Bilal or Gotlib. “Picasso was able to be in the purest classicism, then to break all the codes including in the figuration, and to invent his own universe. This is what fascinates the artists of comics.”

To finish, at Chais Magelis : behind the scenes of the latest Wes Anderson, filmed in … Angoulême. As its name suggests, this exhibition allows visitors to discover the behind-the-scenes look of The French Dispatch, whose filming took place from November 2018 to March 2019 in the Charente capital.

Released on October 21, 2021, the film features a collection of stories taken from the latest issue of an American magazine, published in a fictional French town of the 20th century. After receiving the label of Cannes Film Festival 2020, the film by the American director was screened in competition for the Palme d’Or for the 2021 edition.

This exhibition tells the story of a real unsuspected adventure, between photos of the shooting, film sets, drawings, and animated sequences.

And for an outdoor exhibition, know that an Angoumoisin passionate about cinema has developed a free application to find the filming locations in the streets of Angoulême …

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Angoulême: exhibitions to (re) discover until January 2, 2022