Exhibitions
To come

De Picasso à Jasper Johns
Aldo Crommelynck’s atelier
june 6th - September 6th 2015
 
This exhibition retraces the story of an unusual atelier; the atelier of 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.
 
opening on 5th June on 7 am
 
Pablo Picasso, Fumeur à la cigarette verte, 1970, etching, drypoint, scraper and aquatint >>>
 
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 visitors will be submerged into a universe of sppectral 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 create a new edition related to disappeared or still existing emblematic sites 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