Albert Camus in graphic and digital exhibition

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Albert Camus by José Muñoz

Albert Camus by José Muñoz

Alliance Française de Bombay organises a unique exhibition on Albert Camus’ life and his works. Additionally, a Graphic Novels workshop will be conducted as part of the Monsoon Project, reconstructing his works as graphic novels.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a French-Algerian Nobel prize winning writer, philosopher and journalist. He was awarded the 1957 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness, illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times”. Born in French Algeria prior to the First World War, he wrote his first books (The Stranger and The Myth of Sisyphus) only in 1941 during the Second World War. The second youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (after Rudyard Kipling), he died in a car accident in 1960.

A hundred and one years after his birth, Alliance Française de Bombay organises an exhibition from the 15th of August to the 15th of September on Albert Camus’ life and works. Unique in its right, this exhibition, displayed in many Instituts Français and Alliance Françaises across the world, makes use of QR codes to give readers access to media, which include pictures, quotes, books and articles both about the author and those written by him. Additionally, critiques, documents and videos about the author are featured in a number of languages including French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and German among others. Inaugurated in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2013, and later presented across North and South America, France and Greece in December that year, this unique exhibition welcomed several artists and professors from different disciplines, across the globe. This year, multiple countries have displayed the exhibition and many people have taken souvenirs of it as well. Multiple books authored by Camus and his biographies are featured alongside the exhibition at Alliance Française for reference, which will be made available after 25th August for borrowing.

Moreover, a workshop on graphics novels will be held at the Auditorium of the Alliance Française de Bombay on 22 August between 3 pm to 6 pm, featuring a history of graphic novels and several of Camus’ works that have been converted into Graphics Novels, apart from insight to his life and works. The workshop will be followed by a free guided visit of the exhibition.

Collage of Exhibition

Collage of Exhibition

For more information on the current exhibition  at AF, visit: Monsoon Project Exhibition: Albert Camus (1913-2013)
More on the digitised exhibition across Institut Françaises at: l’Exposition Numerique Camus (1913-2013)  (French)
More on the workshop at: Monsoon Project from comic to graphic novel
Details about the Graphics Novels: BD des precurseurs à Metal Hurlant (French)

Follow the Exhibition on Twitter: #expocamus

In partnership with Institut Français.

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