The Centre Pompidou Celebrates Chris Ware

The Centre Pompidou Celebrates Chris Ware
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All the charm of the “ninth art” through the creativity of Chris Ware, the master who, for more than thirty years, has methodically explored the potential of the language connected to comics. Developed in tight collaboration with the artist and with the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the exhibition, running through the 10th of October, at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information of the Centre Pompidou, guides visitors through the work of the artist from the United States who, for over thirty years, has carried out work of exceptional inventiveness, garnering numerous international awards. Over 80 original strips, rich in detail, along with rare prints and objects designed by the cartoonist, alongside colour enlargements complete with commentary, show just how much Chris Ware is an authentic comic book artist. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in this chronological itinerary amidst the works of this perfectionist artisan who reinvented the comic book, allowing us to penetrate deeper into the mysteries of its language and potential. From the artistic and editorial adventure begun in the 1990s with the various publications of the ACME Novelty Library series, we come to the better-known works, such as Jimmy Corrigan (2000), Building Stories (2012), Rusty Brown (2020) and then to the animated films which charge the comic book with romantic expression. Produced with Benoît Peeters and Julien Misserey, both specialists in the work of Chris Ware and the history of the comic book, the exhibiton dialogues with the spaces of library, in harmony with the aesthetic and graphic inclinations of the artist and in dialogue with the vision of the Centre Pompidou, always geared towards contemporary creativity.

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