The Star Wars exhibition | An Art Odyssey offers a bold and innovative stage design that is the epicenter of a rich event programming in the heart of Marseilles city.
It has been a long time in the making, but in a country, far, far, away, the Poster Posse and Le Cafe Pixel have launched an art exhibit of galactic proportions. Titled “Star Wars: An Art Odyssey” the exhibit features all new art based on the Stay Wars mythos. It is our first officially licensed solo show and we are beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to bring something of this magnitude to the masses.
In collaboration with Acme Archives, Le Cafe’ Pixel partnered with the city of Marseille, France who is hosting event at L’ Espace Villeneue-Bargemon until January 17th, 2016. The space lends itself perfectly as a gallery setting and was set up in such a way as to have a “sci-fi” feel to it to accompany the art that filled it.
Aside from the highly desirable art from the Poster Posse, a bookspace will be on display with Maupetit bookstore where you will find a thematic selection of books, comics, DVDs, about the Star Wars universe.
Publishers Delcourt and Akiléos will be present in the book space and meetings with authors and book signings will be scheduled regularly for the duration of the exhibition.
Electronic Arts provided a custom, personalized EA BATTLEFRONT video game space giving fans a chance to try their latest entry in the Star Wars video game Universe, “Star Wars Battlefront.“
Here are some official words about the exhibit and all it entails from the fine folks at Le Cafe’ Pixel.
The Star Wars exhibition | An Art Odyssey gathers over 45 visuals made by 20 international artists of the ‘Poster Posse’ collective. These established illustrators are popular and regularly commissioned by the biggest brands and the most prestigious entertainment licensing including, but not limited to: Pixar, Disney, Marvel, Metropolitan filmexport, Warner Bros, etc.. For more than 6 months, these artists have worked in secret with Lucasfilm and Le Café Pixel to create this exceptional exhibition.
‘Binural spatialization’ technology leads you into distant galaxies! Galactic moods, rattling, noise of machinery and vessels, will help transport you to the multiple worlds of the Star Wars universe, thanks to the SONY hi-res technology.
In partnership with Epitech School, immerse yourself in another world! With the technology of virtual reality Google Cardboard, you experience a complete immersion in the vastness of space and you browse in the middle of constellations in the likeness of characters from the Star Wars mythology. An innovative and interactive application developed by the students of the famous computer school under the supervision and the artistic direction of the FITCH& Agency, powered by SONY last word in smartphones .
In partnership with the two official associations 501st French Garrison and Rebel Legion, soldiers of the Empire and the rebel army will carry out what is expected to be the largest official parade in France on December 20th! The parade will end at the Bargemon square which is also the main entrance of the Villeneuve-Bargemon venue.
To celebrate the grand opening, Poster Posse members, Doaly, Daniel Nash, Sharm Murugiah and Stephen Sampson mingled with fans and spoke to groups about their work and just what Star Wars Means to them.
Stephen Sampson sharing his thoughts and process
The historic city of Marseille is embracing the exhibit with open arms and has various art placed throughout the city. As we stated earlier, the exhibit runs through January 17, 2016. Any remaining art will then go on sale through Acme Archives Official Star Wars Store.
“Star Wars: An Art Odyssey” features the art of the following Poster Posse members: Doaly, Adam Rabalais, Rich Davies, Chris Garofalo, Daniel Nash, Andy Fairhurst, John Hughes, John Aslarona, Kaz Oomori, JP Valderrama, Steven Sampson/ The Dark Inker, Sharm Murugiah, Orlando Arocena, Robert Bruno, Scott Hopko, and Laurie Greasley. Here is a look at some of the art on display.
We are so proud of this event and our partners. If you are near Marseille, France over the next month, please stop by and check it out. We think you will like what you see. Stay up to date on this event via the following links:
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