06.02.2022 – 08.01.2023
Thanks to the immersive scenography designed by L’Illustre Atelier and to the musical storytelling composed by Jérémie Duciel and Lionel Bardet, the exhibition seeks to highlight the transformations – in particular censorship – which have affected the superhero comic book market since its creation at the end of the 1930s. You will also see how the eleven artists invited by the museum – in particular Mr. Garcin (F) and Sam Van Olffen (F) – draw on the repertoire of the cultural industry to offer us a unique vision of the human condition. This vision is moreover opposed to the negative judgment that is generally placed on this same industry; namely cultural goods produced using industrial methods.
This a priori judgment would legitimise our disinterest in these cultural goods, except for a moment of escape and certainly of pleasure, but above all is too simple. However, this cultural industry is increasingly frequented by the public, including the well-read: we now study at university the previously neglected literary genres, blockbusters, comic books, video games. It is therefore legitimate to ask: why would the goods produced by the cultural industry necessarily be aesthetically poor? Instrumentalised by companies? Unable to be recognised as works in their own right?
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