: curators comic art :
Pascal Mériaux – directing the association On A Marché sur la Bulle
Fabrice Douar – editorial manager for comics, musée du Louvre
: curators archeology :
Agathe Jagerschmidt‐Séguin – heritage curator, Musée de Picardie
Laure Dalon – chief conservator of cultural heritage, directing the Musée de Picardie
Josabeth + Yves Le Bechennec – Archéologie Préventive d’Amiens Metropole
« History hunters, treasure hunters, archeology and comics » is a book that questions the different sources of archaeological inspiration for comic book authors.
It takes a fresh look at the reality of the archaeologist’s profession, the archaeological collections of the Musée de Picardie but also at archeological sites in Amiens.>>
The dual show was created for the 25th Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens,
a comic festival created by the association On a Marché sur la Bulle.
It was housed in an abandoned rail depot from the 1920ies, and in the freshly renovated classicist Musée de Picardie – a challenging contrast for the scenography.
At the -Halle Freyssinet- I had to reuse an existing exhibition space, defined by some curved and straight walls. By adapting the wall’s outlines to make them look derelict, adding a leaning tower in it’s center, and painting a grid pattern to the floor, I transformed the lot into an “archeological site”. The showcases were scattered “pieces” of the surrounding walls.
The collection alongside the wall was arranged historically, the tower showed a “timeless” works dedicated to the Tower of Babel on its outside, and drawings from archeologists inside.
The -Musée de Picardie- didn’t provide a closed-off area, but asked me to inscribe the exhibition into 13 interstices of the existing archeological and art collections over two floors. All of them were different in size, orientation and approach, some needed constructive adaptions, some rearrangements, some had never been open to public before ..
I created a scenography that merged with existing showcases, I wanted to hide the exhibition in the museum, and only marked with pink stars for the “treasure hunters”.
: original drawings, illustrations and artwork created by :
Andreas – Dimitri Avramoglou – Mathieu Bablet – Dan Barry – Charles Berberian – Marc Boutavant – Enki Bilal – Greg Blondin – Blutch – François Boucq – François Bourgeon – Paul et Gaëtan Brizzi – Gilles Chaillet – André Chéret – Nicolas de Crecy – Damien Cuvillier – Stéphane Cuvillier – Isabelle Dethan – Rudolph K. Dirks – Philippe Druillet – Sagar Fornies – Fraco – Olivier Frasier – Liliane et Fred Funcken – Jean-Claude Gal – Pierre-Henry Gomont – Gotlib – Emmanuel Guibert – Dominique Hé – Hermann – Jul – Stéphane Levallois – Milo Manara – Jacques Martin – Marc-Antoine Mathieu – Mazan – Winsor McCay – Moebius – Stanislas Moussé – Georges Pichard – Paco Roca – Grzegorz Rosinski – Patrice Sanahujas – Sylvain Savoia – Pen So – Aude Soleilhac – Guillaume Sorel – Yann Tisseron – Valenzuelas – Philippe Vuillemin – Pierre Wininger – Dominique Zay
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media / press
– dossier de presse du Musée de Picardie –
(f) official press kit
– Archéologie et Bande Dessinée : la double exposition de l’été à Amiens –
(f) site web du Louvre
– Chasseurs d’histoire, chasseurs de trésors, archéologie et bande dessinée –
(f) exhibition catalogue
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– Musée de Picardie –
scenography : Alexandra Maringer
trainee : Lena Langlet
technical director : Flore Lemaître
constructions : La Kourte Echêlle (a dream team)
basings : Christophe Carrencotte
graphic design : Alexandra Maringer, Lunatine
MUSEE DE PICARDIE
technical director : Jimmy Quennehen
collection manager : Benedicte Rochet
constructions : technicians Musée de Picardie
graphic design : Alexandra Maringer, Julie Jacques
prints & installations : Julien Delannoy, Stéphane Leroyer
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