Exhibition “La Maison d’Albertine” at the Espace Dominique Bagouet as part of the 39th edition of the Comédie du livre

Exhibition “La Maison d’Albertine” at the Espace Dominique Bagouet as part of the 39th edition of the Comédie du livre
Exhibition “La Maison d’Albertine” at the Espace Dominique Bagouet as part of the 39th edition of the Comédie du livre

The exhibition Albertine’s house presents at the Espace Dominique Bagouet a selection of Albertine’s illustration work. The work, largely constructed by four hands with Germano Zullo, and published by La Joie de lire, dialogues with different characters who populate the exhibition space. It is a question of humanity, of connection, of transmission but also of its creative process, strong in an intimate link between text and image. Albertine draws much more than she illustrates. The concern is to say, to relate, to become one with the narration. For this, many of the artist’s notebooks are also revealed, like small laboratories on paper.

Albertine’s house, designed for young and old, also offers a lounge for all audiences with books for consultation and a screening of short films.

Biography

Albertine was born in 1967 in Geneva. She is an artist and illustrator and regularly collaborates with her husband, the writer Germano Zullo. She is thus the author of an important work of illustrated literature, largely published by La Joie de lire. We can cite in particular: The Birds, Line 135, My very small, The Blue Book, For tomorrow and much further, Séraphine, etc. Her books have been translated in many countries and she has received, among others, the prestigious Sorcière 2011 Prize, Bologna Ragazzi Award Fiction 2016 and Hans Christian Andersen 2020. She regularly participates in the production of animated films (The Genius of the Box ravioli, Skyscrapers, La Femme canon, Les Ostriches, etc.). His artistic work is exhibited in Geneva, Lausanne and Paris. She taught screen printing and illustration for eighteen years at the Geneva High School of Art and Design (HEAD).

The Comedy of the Book – 10 days in May

The 39e edition of the festival will take place from May 10 to 19, 2024. Its traditional booksellers’ fair will be held for the second year on the Promenade Royale du Peyrou, on May 17, 18 and 19. Nearly 200 authors, illustrators, and fifteen independent bookstores will participate in the rich program of more than 150 moments, meetings, readings, shows, interviews and workshops.

In 2024 and for the first time, the prestigious Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire will be awarded during the festival. The Grand Prix will thus celebrate its fifty years of existence in Montpellier and the festival will offer a rich program around these literatures: with more than thirty invited authors, carte blanche entrusted to Alain Damasio, author of the novels La Horde du contravent, La Zone du exterior and Les Furtifs (La Volte), and the spotlight on the SF Le Bélial’ editions.

Will also be present: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Neige Sinno, Titiou Lecoq, Valérie Zenatti, Olivier Adam, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Murielle Szac, Pascal Quignard, Elisa Shua Dusapin, Vinciane Despret, Manuel Vilas, Lydie Salvayre, and many others. ..

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