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Exhibition | “Fucking war! Tardi, Verney and World War 1” Exhibition | “Fucking war! Tardi, Verney and World War 1”
Exhibition 28 May - 11 July at the French Institute gallery Exhibition | “Fucking war! Tardi, Verney and World War 1”

This exhibition reveals the images of World War 1 that French cartoonist Jacques Tardi drew for his book ‘Fucking war’, along with texts written by historian Jean-Pierre Verney. It looks into the connections between time and storytelling, between memory and oblivion, truth and subjectivity, in an attempt to show how Tardi’s works mark collective representations. In fact, Tardi remains a reference for the cartoonist who ventured to draw World War 1.

Within a project launched in 2014 by the AEFE (Agency for the teaching of French abroad) for the World War I commemoration, students of the Lycée français René Descartes have worked on the project « Cambodians and World War I ». They designed two boards, one about the War Memorial in Phnom Penh and one about two Cambodian soldiers who died during World War I, which will both be exhibited on this occasion.

Jacques Tardi and Jean-Pierre Vernet exhibition | Free entrance
28 May – 11 July at the French Institute gallery
Opening on the 28th of May at 6.30pm

Exhibition « Fucking war » – cultural mediation
The French Institute offers guided tours of this exhibition for students, associations and professionnals (tutors, school teachers, etc.).
For more information, please contact:
Etienne Misat
Chargé de mission culturelle
etienne.misat@institutfrancais-cambodge
023 213 124 / 125