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Until Sun 28 February

Comès. Of Shadow and Silence

Category
Comicstrip
Place
BELvue museum
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Comès, d’ombre et de silence

Description

Didier Comès is one of the major authors of the Belgian comic book, a master of black and white and fantasy.

Didier Comès is one of the major authors of the Belgian comic strip, a master of black and white and fantasy.

He enjoyed dazzling success in the early 1980s with a graphic novel that left its mark on a whole generation of readers, Silence. The story of this simple-minded deaf-mute exploited by the landowners of Beausonge and whom a witch will awaken to consciousness, is intertwined with the character of Comès, marked by all forms of rejection, exclusion and violence, whether rural or urban.

Master of silences, Comès passed away in 2013, without ever receiving the honours of a major exhibition in Brussels. Thanks to the Comès Fund of the King Baudouin Foundation, people will be able to discover or rediscover this work of art through exclusively silent boards and a staging designed in harmony with the venue.

Originals of Corto Maltese, the most famous comic strip by Hugo Pratt - a great friend of Comès and a fervent defender of silent boxes - will also be presented, as will those of an author who has often been presented as the spiritual son of Didier Comès, Christophe Chabouté.

The exhibition is an initiative of the King Baudouin Foundation to promote the artistic heritage of Dider Comès, as part of the donation of his work by his brothers and sisters, and is curated by Thierry Bellefroid and Eric Dubois.

In partnership with la Maison Autrique, La Libre Belgique, The Brussels Times and Stripgids.

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Dates

Friday, September 25, 2020 — Sunday, February 28, 2021

Timetable

Monday from 09:30 to 17:00
Tuesday from 09:30 to 17:00
Wednesday from 09:30 to 17:00
Thursday from 09:30 to 17:00
Friday from 09:30 to 17:00
Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00

Exceptional closure

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
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Sunday, December 6, 2020
Monday, December 7, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Place

BELvue museum

Place des Palais, 7
1000 Brussels

T. +32 2 500 45 54 (Information)
T. +32 2 500 45 54 (Booking)
M. info@belvue.be
https://belvue.be/fr/expoComes

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Prices

Free

Languages

Dutch
French
English
German

Organiser

BELvue museum