“After 7 biennales devoted to European comics, the 2017 biennale will launch a USA cycle. We will explore the transatlantic imaginary links between Cherbourg and the Americas.”, according to Catherine Gentile, deputy mayor for culture 2).
With Schuiten and Peeters to maneuver as curators, Biennale 2017 should be exceptional and explore all the dimensions of the work of McCay, “we will focus on modernity of the author and the multimedia aspects, we will trace some of the work from this designer cartoon and we will stage the context of his time, including the Chicago World Expo, that greatly influenced McCay … ”. Visitors will discover original McCay lent by the gallery owner Bernard Mahé & film screenings. For the occasion lectures, screenings and meetings with authors will be organized 3).
The exhibition is designed in partnership with the gallerist and collector Bernard Mahé: “We will present some fifty original drawings, often in black and white” 4).
For the occasion François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters gave an interview with Tendance Ouest 5)
On March 17, 2017 Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten gave a preview of the Winsor McCay expo in Galerie 9e Art.
Photos: Jérôme Lachasse 7).
The announcement post was released in December 2016 and it is a mixture of an image by McCay and Schuiten.
As part of this event, 12 Atlantic will publish the Biennale poster in a limited print. The first version will be a 80x60cm format on Modgliani paper. This version will be signed and numbered. The other version will a 70x50cm format on paper Artic, not numbered or signed. A postcard is also planned 8).