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Fri 24 January — Sun 21 June

The Imaginary Inventory, Kronikas

Category
Comicstrip
Place
Autrique House
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L'inventaire imaginaire, Kronikas

Description

The exhibition presents five years’ worth of comic book art from the Maison Autrique’s transnational project, « The Imaginary Inventory, Kronikas », with original illustrations from its publications. It brings together the creative imaginations and cultural legacies of comic book authors and illustrators from Brussels, Algiers, Havana and Moscow.

In December 2004, the public were invited into the Maison Autrique to view the interior of a well-to-do house originally designed by Victor Horta but into which the imagination of the two creators of comic books François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters – the authors of the Maison’s renaissance – had been allowed to percolate. Imagination had melded with heritage for the pleasure of all.
Fifteen years later, our exhibition adopts the same approach, this time reaching beyond national frontiers.
The project Kronikas - The Imaginary Inventory saw the light of day in Havana, where the Maison Autrique had already published two volumes of new Cuban comic strips dedicated to the Pearl of the Caribbean. Before long, we had another recruit – Algiers – closely followed by Moscow.
Kronikas is a multicultural venture involving writing, illustration, and comic-strip art. It is an imaginary inventory of the heritage of each of the capital cities as experienced by the authors who live there. So far the project has resulted in three publications, from which the present exhibition features original plates.
Combining imagination and heritage in order to highlight the latter’s most original aspects is a simple idea. Back in 2004, we could never have predicted that this idea would take root and flourish far away from Brussels. Through its involvement in this project, the Maison Autrique is honouring its brief of putting heritage into action and gathering together relevant personal accounts, artistic creations, fiction images, and tales of adventure.
All our exhibitions have been true to these aims and Kronikas - The Imaginary Inventory is no exception.

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Dates

Friday, January 24, 2020 — Sunday, June 21, 2020

Place

Autrique House

Chaussée de Haecht, 266
1030 Schaerbeek

T. +32 2 215 66 00 (Information)

T. +32 2 215 66 00 (Booking)

M. info@autrique.be

https://www.autrique.be

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Date and time

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Prices

Normal: €7.00
Group: €5.00
Senior: €5.00
Jobseekers: €5.00

Languages

Dutch
English
French

Organiser

Autrique House

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