In 2011, the French magazine ‘Hey !’ and the cultural institution La Halle Saint-Pierre collaborated to bring alternative art to a larger audience. After the success of this first partnership, a second collaboration has now been envisioned for 2013. With an event called ‘Hey ! Modern Art & Pop culture – Part II,’ these two organizations are coming back together, and they are inviting spectators to discover what has been called the 9th art: comic book art.
From January 25 until August 23, 2013, this special exhibition will be taking place at La Halle Saint-Pierre in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. The works of sixty contemporary comic artists will therefore be displayed for the viewing pleasure of both fans and novices of comics.
Whether these artistic creations are inspired by the punk movement or conceived through digital mediums, they reveal the best of the best from today’s comic art scene. From Windor McKay to Jack Kirby, all of the so-called masters of comic art will be present, representing interpretations of various visual styles.
In this way, ‘Hey ! Modern Art & Pop culture – Part II,’ is an ode to artistic diversity because it not only pays tribute to an art form that is often overlooked, it also reveals the rich variety that is present within this one art form. Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can explore the world of comic book art at the exhibition, which will occupy La Halle Saint-Pierre during a large portion of 2013. As a result, visitors to Paris will have plenty of time to see how different genres within comic book art diverge, converge and confront each other, depending on the subjects addressed and techniques used.
This exhibit will be open from Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will cost 8 euros.
La Halle Saint Pierre
2 rue Ronsard, 75018
Metro: Anvers (2) / Abbesses (12)