23.03.2014 – 21.09.2014
Nowadays, the universe of Superheroes is familiar to us, at least in its cinematographic aspect: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk and other Avengers seem to be fighting, season after season the first place at the box-office. However, the “comics culture” which appeared in the middle of the 1930’s (Superman was born in 1938) is relatively unknown from the general public although it totally belongs to and influences the occidental imagination.
As a patrimonial institution, the Maison d’Ailleurs has decided to pay tribute to these superheroes – mythical figures of humanity – by adopting an original point of view on them: that of the contemporary art. Indeed, there are countless artists, photographs and sculptors who borrow from the comics’ aesthetic and use it to speak of our own (post) modern situation. This exhibition will recall us that, somehow, we are the superheroes.