Myth: A Language for Everyone
10.12.2017 – 14.10.2018
The Jules Verne Space of the Maison d’Ailleurs highlights one of the most striking features of modern myths: fan art. Indeed, since myth is a narrative matrix which, beyond its mere anthropological functions, can give rise to numerous reappropriations and rewritings – for example artistic – it comes to no surprise to see amateurs and fans all over the world creating their own versions, or even their “visions”, of the myth they love.
Star Wars was built as a myth; the artists of the exhibition “I Am Your Father!”, thanks to their creative process, contribute to the extension of this myth as they deviate from the language originated in George Lucas’s film saga to express something different about man and the world. As for fan art, we are reminded that the myth belongs to each and all: this is why the Jules Verne Space exhibits in its windows works of fan art selected by the Parisian publisher Huginn & Muninn on the basis of this “Bible”, i.e. the three volumes of the book Geek-Art. As for the display system (the Poster-O-Tron), it presents children’s drawings that were published in 1983 in the letters to the editor of the English comic book Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.
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