A Pic­ture Speaks…

French car­toon­ist Ni­co­las Vial talks cre­ativ­ity, tragedy and free­dom of ex­pres­sion ahead of his first Hong Kong ex­hi­bi­tion

Hong Kong Tatler - - Concierge -

hrough­out the month, French per­form­ers, artists, film­mak­ers, ac­tors, dancers and more will flood into Hong Kong for Le French May. The an­nual arts and cul­ture fes­ti­val, now in its 23rd year, en­com­passes over 100 events that col­lec­tively reach an au­di­ence of more than two mil­lion. One event that shouldn’t be missed is an ex­hi­bi­tion of works by the ac­claimed French car­toon­ist Ni­co­las Vial along­side pieces by young lo­cal artists, held at the Hong Kong Arts Cen­tre from May 13 to June 10. Vial draws car­toons for the French daily news­pa­per Le Fi­garo, and worked for its main com­peti­tor, Le Monde, for more than 30 years. He was close friends with many of the vic­tims of Jan­uary’s deadly attack on the Paris of­fices of satir­i­cal mag­a­zine Char­lie Hebdo. Vial’s pas­sion for the en­vi­ron­ment fre­quently in­spires his car­toons, and this ex­hi­bi­tion will show­case some of his best orig­i­nal works on ocean pol­lu­tion and cli­mate change. french­may.com

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.