From 18 June to 8 November 2020, 28 original works by François Schuiten will be on show at the Estonian Museum of Architecture as part of an exhibition devoted to the Cités Obscures.
This summer, together with Benoit Peeters and François Schuiten, the Estonian Museum of Architecture in Tallinn proposes to visitors that they discover the fantastical universe of the Cités Obscures. A total of 28 works by François Schuiten, including original artworks, blueprints and story books, will illustrate the town planning and architecture that characterize this very special universe imagined by the two artists.
It was in 2013, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Cités Obscure, that François Schuiten made a donation to the King Baudouin Foundation of original documents illustrating the comic albums for which the story takes place in Belgium. The fruit of a long friendship and complicity between François Schuiten and Benoit Peeters, Les Cités Obscures follow a series of incredible characters in the cities of Brüsel, Pahry, Urbicande and Taxandria. Each album features a different aspect of the parallel world created by the two artists.