Exhibitions
To come

DE LA PIERRE A L’ÉCRAN, a printed track
Studio Franck Bordas, Paris
October 4th 2014 - January 4th 2015
 
Franck Bordas is a printer and art editor. Since he has been living in Paris for more than 35 years already, he had the opportunity to work with many international artists. This exhibition provides an exceptional offer of graphics, art books, editions, experiments and collaborations with artists; from stone lithography to digital print.
 
From Jean Dubuffet and his Exercices lithographiques to digi-prints by Mark di Suvero, the entire printed adventure of an atelier is being exposed on the walls of La Louvière’s Centre for Engravings.

Artists: Gilles Aillaud, Pierre Alechinsky, PPhilippe Baudelocque, ierre Buraglio, Hervé Di Rosa, Jean Dubuffet, Keith Haring, Tim Maguire, Joan Mitchell, Moebius, Martin Parr, Antony Tàpies, …
Pierre Alechinsky, L'eau à la Lucarne, 1985,
 

Pierre Alechinsky, L'eau à la Lucarne, 1985, litho, dans l'atelier de Franck Bordas
LUC TUYMANS - Suspended
L’œuvre imprimé (1989-2014)
January 30th - May 10th 2015
 
Luc Tuymans, one of the most influential contemporary artists, is especially known for his paintings. His figurative paintings and spooky images with pastel tones deal with topics such as the Second World War, Belgium’s colonial past or telereality. As from the nineties, his paper art works have become an intrinsic part of his œuvre. He has been experimenting with techniques as well as with supports (wallpaper, PVC…).
 
The Valley, 2012, silkscreen >>>
 
Orchid, 2013, silkscreen >>>

Luc Tuymans was born in 1958 in Antwerp, where he currently lives and works. He studied paint art in Brussels, already experimented with engravings, but had a passion for the immediacy of photo and film techniques. From 1980 until 1985, this artist developed his scenario-writing skills and made some short films. After 1985, he rediscovered his love for painting. Luc Tuymans hasn’t stopped painting ever since, relying on a personal repertory of source images taken from different media.

This exhibition will reveal an unknown aspect of his pictorial activities: his printed work from 1989 until nowadays.


The Valley, 2012 + Orchid, 2013 -
De Picasso à Jasper Johns
Aldo Crommelynck’s atelier
May 29th - September 6th 2015
 
This exhibition retraces the story of an unusual atelier; that of printer Aldo Crommelynck (1931-2008). After having been initiated into the engraving art by master-printer Roger Lacourière, he opened in 1956 an atelier in Montparnasse, joined by Tal Coat, Juan Miro, Le Corbusier, Alberto Giacometti and Georges Braque. His younger brother Piero also joined him. In 1963, the Crommelynck brothers created an atelier in Mougins, near Picasso’s house; from then onwards, they have been working almost exclusively with him. Because they were entirely available, Picasso could develop a true obsession for graphic art.
 
Pablo Picasso, Fumeur à la cigarette verte, 1970, eau-forte, pointe sèche, grattoir et aquatinte >>>

This atelier started to be more and more visited by foreign (mainly English and American) artists, attracted by the reputation of Picasso’s printer. Some examples: David Hockney, Peter Blake, Jim Dine and Jasper Johns. The Italian Transavant-garde artists Cucchi and Clemente, the German Penck and the Swiss Martin also joined this atelier. In 1986, Aldo Crommelynck opened a second atelier in New York, facilitating new collaborations with Chuck Close, Robert Morris, Red Grooms, Ed Ruscha and Dan Flavin.

This exhibition’s track is organized around Picasso as an etcher and the tributes to him by several artists who started to work with Crommelynck: David Hockney, Richard Hamilton and George Condo. This exhibition also highlights the printer’s American collaborations, offering an exceptional opportunity to discover some hundreds of graphics seldom shown. In response to this whole, the works by renowned European artists who visited the atelier, are being shown.

Exhibition organized in partnership with BnF, Paris
 
 
Pablo Picasso, Fumeur à la cigarette verte, 1970, eau-forte, pointe sèche, grattoir et aquatinte
FRANCOIS SCHUITEN
Lumières sur les Cités
October 2nd 2015 - January 10th 2016
 
François Schuiten is a cartoonist and set designer; he is taking us to imaginary worlds, nearby and far away at the same time. These worlds, from Pahry to Brüsel, passing by Samaris or Kobenhavn, are at the heart of the Cités Obscures, a series produced in collaboration with Benoit Peeters since 1982.
 
Aux sources des cités obscures, 1987, offset >>>

In Lumières sur les Cités, the exposition organized at the Centre for engravings, the visitors will be submerged into a universe of spooky images, appearing and disappearing again under shadow and light effects. These images will only be revealed if the visitors closely examine them; in this case, mysterious phenomena or unexplored passages will appear.

This exhibition combines original and multiple engravings (serigraphs, lithographs, posters…) honoring the donation to the museum. On this occasion, François Schuiten will make new engravings related to disappeared or still existing emblematic places in La Louvière. As a kind of ‘past in the future’, this ‘trip’ refers to the history of our cities while making us look forward to the future.

 

François Schuiten, Aux sources des cités obscures, 1987, offset