The Museum of Modern Art was founded by Jean-Jacques Lennier and his wife Diane Lennier in November 2013. It is located on an area of 1 m2 in the cultural and entertainment center of fashion and design - Les Docks. The main goal of its opening was the idea to present to the public new areas of fine art, in which the leading place belongs to video art and computer graphics.
A few years before that, the creators of the museum Zh-Zh. and D. Lennier organized in 2004 several exhibitions of works of graphics and sculpture and painting, created based on the cartoons from the Ice Age cycle and the blockbuster The Lord of the Rings. The accompanying great success with the Parisians contributed to the creation of a thematic museum.
The permanent exhibition Art Ludique is housed in 7 halls. In them, visitors get acquainted with new digital technologies necessary for the creation of computer games and animated films. Its exposition presents the work of artists participating in the creation of comics of various genres.
The Artist's Workshop showcases sketches, preliminary sketches and conceptual works by artists collaborating with creators of cartoons, video games and comics. The section "Ancient Cities" shows techniques for developing a gaming environment.
The exposition of the department "Rewriting History" is dedicated to alternative worlds that expand the boundaries of the real world. The exhibits of the hall "With respect to the cinema" demonstrate the commonality of the cinema of the 21st century and the computer game. The Hall of Magic and Fantasy, which concludes the exposition, displays works of contemporary art created on the basis of the folklore of different peoples.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, the Art Ludique Museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. The first one was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Pixar studio. During its work, the halls of the museum were visited by about 180 thousand people.
Equally successful were exhibitions dedicated to comic book heroes by Marvel and the Japanese studio Chibli Layout Design. Over 350 drawings, sculptures, video clips and storyboards were featured in the Art That Takes Form exhibition.
One of the latest major events at the museum was an exhibition dedicated to French video games. It was attended by artists from the studios Ubisoft, Arlane, Osome, Spiders. Among its 800 exhibits were works of video art, watercolors, sculptures and graphic works.
The Art Ludique Museum pays significant attention to educational activities in its work and promotes the development of creative contacts between artists. Its conference room hosts debates and workshops for art students and professionals.
Address: 34 Quai d'Austerlitz, Paris 75013
Phone: +33 1 73 44 27 91
Metro: Quai de la Gare, Saint-Marcel
Bus: Cité de la Mode et du Design