The Obscure World of the Urbatect. Architectural comics by François Schuiten & Benoît Peeters



18.06. – 08.11.2020

The exhibition revolves around the Obscure Cities (Les Cités obscures), graphic novel by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters. Emphasis will be placed on architectural concepts and will present new coloured serigraphs of “La Fièvre d’Urbicande” and original drawings by “Brüsel” and “La Frontière invisible”. Videos of the work process and digital images will also be on display.

Benoît Peeters – the graphic novelist of the series – will give a lecture on Obscure Cities on October 8 at 6pm. The lecture will be held online.

Curators: Benoît Peeters, Sandra Mälk
Artist: François Schuiten
Graphic novel writer: Benoît Peeters
Exhibition design: Koit Randmäe
Texts: Sandra Mälk
Original drawings: François Schuiten Archival Fund, Coll. King Baudouin Foundation, entrusted to the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels (Belgium)
“La Fièvre d’Urbicande” with colors: Jack Durieux
Serigraphies printed: Numéris’Art (Belgia)
Picture framing: Järsi OÜ
Supporters: Cultural Endownment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture, France Institute in Estonia
Many thanks to Anne-Sophie Doms and Julie Lenaerts (King Baudouin Foundation), Géraldine David and Chloé Brault (Bibliotheca Wittockiana), Mari Laaniste, Eike Eller, Kadri Jauram, Jérôme Allard, Eilko Bronsema and

Estonian translation of the graphic novel “La Fièvre d’Urbicande” is published as “Segadus Urbicande’is” (translation Anu Lutsepp, language editing Kaja Randam, graphics Koit Randmäe, publisher Estonian Architecture Museum)