ART LUDIQUE The Museum
Abolishing the boundaries between comics, mangas, video games, live action cinema and animation films, Art Ludique highlights the works of talented creators of universes that mark our imaginations and influence the culture of our century. The drawings, paintings and sculptures created by large animation studios, super hero creators, cartoon characters and movie set designers, now have a proper exhibition space worthy of their worldwide recognised talent.
With the phenomenal success of the productions of creative industries, Art Ludique has become a bridge between contemporary art and the general public, a place where family members of all ages can enjoy figurative and narrative artworks and discover the astounding artistic dimension at the source of these artworks that make us all dream.
The iconic avant-garde architecture of Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, is perfectly suited to the universe of Art Ludique. Overlooking the Seine in the southeast of Paris, in a resolutely innovative neighbourhood, Les Docks offers both the space and location to receive thousands of visitors each year.
The Museum will host important temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as a permanent collection with a chronological layout, showcasing influential figurative artists of past centuries, along with contemporary artists in comics, mangas, cinema, animation and videogames from across the world.
Visitors will be able to familiarise themselves with new digital technology used by today’s artists, and better understand the major artistic dimension required in making an animated film or videogame. Signing sessions, conferences, debates and master classes will also be organised regularly in the Museum so that fans, students and industry professionals can meet the greatest artists of Art Ludique.
About ART LUDIQUE Le Musée:
Conceived and designed by Jean-Jacques Launier and his wife Diane, respectively President and General Manager, ART LUDIQUE Le Musée was founded in 2013 in partnership with La Compagnie des Alpes and with the support from the Paris City Council.
Jean-Jacques and Diane Launier also founded the Parisian art gallery Arludik in 2003, the first art gallery in the world to show and sell original drawings from comics, videogames, mangas, animated films and live action movies.
They are also the conceivers and organisers of the “Miyazaki-Moebius” exhibition that was held in the Musée de la Monnaie in Paris in 2005, and numerous other exhibitions such as “Ice Age” in La Baule, the art of John Howe for “Lord of the Rings”, "Homage to Toy Story" in Angoulême and “The Art of Despicable Me” in Annecy.
Jean-Jacques Launier is also author of the novel “The Memory of the Soul” (“La Mémoire de L’Ame”, published by Anne Carrière-Stardom) which is illustrated with a drawing by Moebius on every page. He also co-wrote the book ”Art Ludique” (published by Sonatine).