Central Vapeur 8

From 15 to 25 March


The festival treacherously organizes a British invasion in 2018, before Brexit complicates everything. It starts with an eccentric Dialogue de Dessins (Drawing Dialogue) with three illustrators, including a Scottish Englishman, Marcus Oakley. This exhibition will mark the opening day of the vernissage of the Rencontres de l’Illustration of Strasbourg, form Thrusday 15th March. It continues with an exhibition of the most British Laxovian illustrators Peter Allen, with a Pro session in partnership with the Association Of Illustrators, and a publishing fair which will bring together international illustrators like Nobrow and artists like Dominic Kesterton. Vincent Vanoli will make a return on his years across the Channel with an exhibition, while college and high school students of Alsace will be invited to a postcard contest “So Bitrish” organized by the Academy of Strasbourg, Topo magazine and Central Vapeur, which will expose them during his publishing fair. Established in the Salle de la Bourse for the first time, the publishing Fair will also welcome the Danes of the CPH Zinfest, our more or less counterpart of Copenhagen, the universal minimalist José Parrondo, the Dernier Cri that who will also exhibit posters and serigraphies at AedAen, 10 years after coming to Molodoi, with Juliette Etrivert. There will also be Sandrine Thommen’s youth exhibition, Adrià Fruitos’ drawings for the press, and the collective exhibitions : CALC, Mökki, L’Ennui… And the final touch of the Diamond, with the vernissagein extremis of the exhibition Fabio Viscogliosi & Luca Retreat. Gourmets will not miss Friday’s Battlestar with guests from far away and a beer labels illustrations contest (ended January 4, 2018).