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 bySamaris or Kobenhavn, are at the heart of the Cités Obscures, a series produced in collaboration with Benoit Peeters since 1982.
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.