An exhibition from 2 June to 19 June 2022
Flic Story, Le Gang, Peur sur la ville… It is in the shadow of these emblematic detective stories that Dave Decat once again pays tribute to the urban thugs of yesteryear.
After the Apaches, the Hamburg underworld and the loubards, the Brussels illustrator now takes on the colorful world of the seventies’ hoodlums.
Exploring exclusively the spectacular format of the movie poster, Dave Decat also takes us to meet the greatest French poster artist: René Ferracci.
He marked his time through a prolific production, characterized by a technical virtuosity mixing painting, drawing, photomontages and typography in dazzling compositions.
Gifted with an inexhaustible creative energy, he tackled all the genres of popular cinema, including the detective story.
Tir Groupé gathers original posters of detective stories signed by Ferracci (and incidentally some American productions in the same vein) mixed with works where Dave Decat brilliantly reappropriates a visual grammar inscribed in an era. But instead of magnifying the figure of the hero, these pictorial (re)creations focus on the trognes of the bad guys of the films in question.
The exhibition’s scenography is completed by a panorama of books and magazines paying homage to the criminal culture of the 70s.
The opening on Thursday, June 2 will also feature a concert by Minos, an electro instrumental band steeped in the soundtracks of the Giallos as well as New Wave and Krautrock sounds.
Dave Decat, illustrator and poster artist from Brussels, has been exploring the colorful world of gangsters since the early 2000s.
In 2018 he signed the book Voyoucratie published by CFC.
The Maison de l’Image (LaMI) is a new cultural place located in a former nail factory in Jette.
In order to program and animate ambitious projects, its founder photographer Marc Barbay, has surrounded himself with a team of multidisciplinary artists, including Fabrice Murgia (author, director actor and former director of the National Theater), Patrick Codenys (audio artist, teacher, member of Front 242) and Jacques Vandenheede (illustrator, director of the Academy of Arts in Ixelles).