The Smurf Experience
Organized in the framework of the 60th anniversary of the Smurfs, The Smurf Experience is a breath-taking plunge into the magical world of the little blue characters. Thanks to a larger-than-life setting and live performances spread over 1500 square meters, visitors become “as tall as 3 apples”, which is the ideal height to live as a real Smurf and to discover their way of life and customs.
But the wizard, Gargamel, is creating an evil machine that is threatening the world of the Smurfs. Visitors are invited to set out on an adventure and to help the Smurfs bring peace and quiet back to their village. Cross a waterfall using video mapping, escape from the cage where Gargamel has imprisoned you and hitch a ride on the stork’s back for an unforgettable virtual reality experience.
The Smurf Experience is also a commitment to promoting sustainable development as it presents an educational path illustrated by the 17 sustainable development goals defined by the United Nations.
Beyond Klimt. New horizons in Central Europe, 1914-1938
Austrian artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele are still great names in the art world a century after their death. The Beyond Klimt exhibition not only presented the last works of these two great masters, it also allowed the public to discover the international avant-garde movements that developed in the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire after the First World War, including Surrealism, Expressionism, Neo-realism, Constructivism and the Bauhaus school. The exhibition bought together works by around 80 artists, including Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, László Mohaly-Nagy, František Kupka and Alfred Kubin. The exhibition took place at BOZAR from September 2018 to January 2019.
Get Up, Stand Up !
"Get Up, Stand Up!": the voice of the people before Twitter, the protest poster. The "Get Up, Stand Up!" exhibition at the MIMA explored the graphic world of the posters created by the protest movements in 1968 and 1973. Six years of intense political and social agitation, marked in France by the students' and workers' movements of May '68, in the United States by ongoing struggles by minorities, demonstrations against the Vietnam War, the rise of feminism and ecology and around the world by a desire for more freedom, equality, dignity and justice. "Sois jeune et tais-toi (Be Young and Shut Up) ", "Power to the people, "Make love not war" and "Black Power" are just some of the provocative slogans photographed and distributed in their thousands, thanks to a fast new technique called silkscreen printing. Students and artists invented a simple and concise universal visual language with an original expressive force.