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The First Animation Gallery In Europe Opens in Paris

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The Miyu gallery, first european gallery devoted to auteur animation, will open on November 17 in Paris, at the 18 passage du Chantier.

The inaugural exhibition will be dedicated to Simone Massi’s work for Stefano Savona’s feature Samouni Road (Picofilms, Dugong films, Alter Ego production).

The Miyu gallery will deploy three activities :

The Gallery And Its Web Site

The Miyu gallery will put in highlight the personal production of the artists, as well as the numerous pictures behind the animated films: paintings, drawings, collages, paper cut, re­searches, animation sheets, settings… all unknown treasures of the animated creation, generally not promoted and inaccessible to the public. The Miyu gallery will organize 4 exhibitions per year, and will propose permanently a selection of works to sell, on its website www.miyu. fr/galerie and on the spot.

Travelling Exhibitions

In a move to promote animation cinema to all audiences, Miyu Gallery will create exhibitions for libraries and cultural venues. Designed in an educational approach, accessible to the greatest number, these traveling exhibitions will be available for rent.


The Miyu Gallery will offer punctually, depending on the news, event exhibitions at festivals and events. Contemporary and international, its ambition is to enhance the graphic work of animated film authors.

About Animation Cinema

The animated cinema has known for several years an exceptional liveliness. More and more films are winning prestigious prizes and awards around the world. Alongside the most popular productions of the United States and Japan, many countries are distinguished by films of original, independent talents, works of authors. These artists are the ones who will be in the limelight of the Miyu gallery.

This cinema is characterized by an exceptional diversity of graphic styles and a pool of artists that is constantly renewed, while confirming the fame of certain personalities. At the same time popular and little known, this art lacks today a place of development of its plastic creations. This is the idea of the Miyu gallery, the first and only European gallery dedicated entirely to this major art.

First In Situ Exhibition : Samouni Road

The Miyu Gallery will host its first exhibition from November 17, 2018 to January 30, 2019. It will be dedicated to the animated sequences by Simone Massi for the feature film by Stefano Savona, Samouni Road (Golden Eye Award in Cannes, a co-production Picofilms, Dugong films, and Alter Ego productions, distributed by Jour2Fête, theater release on November 7).

The animated sequences, inspired by Samouni stories and testimonies, recreate the memories of the protagonists, a neighborhood that really existed, and the charismatic members of the family who lived there.

The sequences were first animated in 3D, then redrawn by Simone Massi and the traditional 2D animators, according to the principle of the scratch card, process that characterizes the work of SImone Massi for many years: starting from a surface entirely black, a succession of engraving lines brings out the light.

First Travelling Exhibition : Surnatural Nature

On the occasion of the International Animation Day, the Miyu Gallery has launched its first traveling exhibition, «Supernatural Nature», dedicated to the representation of nature in animation cinema. The exhibition is now available for rent. With works by: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach, Vergine Keaton, Marie Larrivé, Sébastien Laudenbach, Miailhe Florence, Alice Saey, Georges Schwizgebel.

The Gallerist: Cecile Noesser

Doctor of Sociology, Cécile Noesser has published The Resistible Ascent of Ani­mated Cinema. Socio-genesis of a cine­ma-bis in France, at L’Harmattan in 2016.

Coordinator of the Bruz-Rennes Métro­pole National Animated Film Festival from 2010 to 2017, she has created exhibitions around Jean-Luc Greco and Catherine Buffat, Bruno Collet, Serge Elissalde, Car­los Gomez-Salamanca, Théodore Ushev, Violaine Lécuyer… She also curated the exhibition «A little history of French animated cinema» for the Public Information Library (BPI / Center George Pompidou) in 2016.

She is a member of the scientific committee of NEF Anima­tion, Associate Professor in Audiovisual Writing at Paris VIII University, and a member of the animation committee New Aquitaine. She is co-founder, with Emmanuel-Alain Raynal (initiator of the project) and Pierre Baussaron (Miyu productions), of the Miyu Gallery, the first European gallery dedicated to contemporary animation.

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