From April 30 to September 7, 2020, at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, MOEBIUS - In search of time, the largest exhibition created in Italy dedicated to Moebius (Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, 1938 - 2012), one of the most important cartoonists and illustrators of all times, the greatest exponent of the Ninth French art and author of visionary works known and translated all over the world such as Blueberry, Arzach, The Hermetic Garage or L'incal. The exhibition celebrates the art of Moebius, but also its particular bond with Italy and Naples, the protagonist city of the comic stories. See Naples and Die and then you see Naples: “It is strange, every time I work on a story that about Naples there are no problems: everything runs smoothly. Naples has something that fascinates me, that always touches me in a special way ... "(Moebius, Mourir et Voir Naples, Paris 2000). The exhibition itinerary will immerse visitors in the imaginary universe of Moebius through comic strips, sketches, paintings, watercolors, reproductions and Augmented Reality, photographs, volumes and magazines.
The exhibition is organized by COMICON under the artistic direction of Moebius Production, is part of the OBVIA (Out Of Boundaries Viral Art Dissemination) project of the University of Naples Federico II for MANN and is sponsored by the Campania Region, the Municipality of Naples and the Institut Français.
The Moebius exhibition - In search of time confirms the consolidated collaboration that MANN continues with COMICON: “When Jean Giraud became Moebius, the whole world of comics finally became aware of the true potential of this medium and it is also and above all thanks to authors such as him if today the Comics has its place in the forms of Art and Expression major. Twenty years after the last time his work was exhibited in Naples, we are proud to be able to offer the MANN public an exceptional exhibition journey through the works of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century "- comments C laudio Curcio, Director General of COMICON.
The exhibition is accompanied by the MOEBIUS catalog - In search of time with unpublished texts signed by experts such as Luca Boschi, Ferruccio Giromini, but also foreign voices like that of Patrick Blϋmel who followed the development of Augmented Realities.