Photo Novel Culture
in Belgium

“Le Musée des Amours”

Since literature is not only literature in print, it should not come as a surprise that the first literary festival on literature off the page at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (festival EXTRA!, 6-10 Sept. 2017, see: makes room for a photo novel that escapes its usual limits, that of the magazine. It thus exhibits a work by Martine Abbaléa that hybridizes a broad range of sources and media. As the title (“Le Musée des Amours”, The Museum of Loves) makes clear, the content of the work is a typical romance. But what we discover on the walls of Beaubourg (level -1) is a creation that blurs the boundaries between an installation and a list of episodes, whil

"Le Roman-Photo" forthcoming in 2018

An exciting announcement: Clémentine Mélois and Jan Baetens are working on a new volume entitled "Le Roman-Photo", which will be published in 2018 by La petite Bédéthèque des Savoirs. Clémentine Mélois is a French visual artist. She has been a member of the Oulipo since June 2017. She studied at the École des beaux-arts de Paris with Michel Salsmann and Christian Boltanski ans is specialized in printed material, especially in artist book. Her work combines pop culture and classical culture, web culture and history of art, playing with photography and publishing codes. She also works for magazines such as Le Tigre, Fluide Glacial, Le Courage, Mon Lapin Quotidien and the web-magazine Vents con

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