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04 October

Tove Jansson: Uncharted Landscapes

Reading Fair-play
  • Meeting
  • Littérature
Tove Jansson et Tuulikki Pietilä. Extrait du documentaire "Haru : l'île de la Solitude" de Kanerva Cederström (1998).
Tove Jansson et Tuulikki Pietilä. Image extraite du documentaire "Haru : l'île de la Solitude" de Kanerva Cederström (1998).


Pay what you can.


spoken French and LSFB


6 pm - doors
6:30 pm > 9 pm: reading and talk


by bus: Rue Hongrée (200m) - 1, 5, 6, 7, 24

PRM access: Quai de la batte, 10

more information → on jaccede.com

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Date(s) and venue(s)

04 October

Les Fonds Patrimoniaux
Rue Saint Georges (via la dalle)
4000 Liège

Finnish artist Tove Jansson (1914 - 2001) is one of the greatest makers of the twentieth century, unique and uncategorisable. And perhaps that's why we still find it hard to define her in French-speaking countries.

Best known for her Moomins albums (published in French at Thierry Magnier publishing house), she is also an extraordinary illustrator and painter, and the author of numerous short stories, essays and six novels for adults.

Today, Quebec publishing house La Peuplade is translating her fiction for us to enjoy in French.

We'll start by reading Fair-play (1989, translated to French in 2019 by Agneta Ségol), a tender, insular tale combining Tove Jansson's three indissociable passions - work, love and freedom. Once our Laboratoire Renversement(s) took over the story of Jonna and Mari, a couple who turn their lives into works of art, it has become evident that Tove Jansson is an integral part of queer thinking.

The reading will be followed by a discussion with Claire Nanty (La Grande Ourse) and Louise Van Brabant (Le Comptoir du Livre), avid readers and booksellers, and the members of the Laboratoire Renversement(s), our "Curious Residents" this year. So that together we can delve into the work, life and rich imagination of Tove Jansson - and in the end, you too can become a little bit of a fan.

Watch · FVDF23 · Tove Jansson : un archipel à découvrir on YouTube.
Tove Jansson, 1956. Photo : Reino Loppinen.
Tove Jansson, 1956. Photo : Reino Loppinen.

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) came from a family of artists: an adventurous mother who left her clerical family and teaching post in Stockholm to pursue life as an illustrator on the other side of the Balt...

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Elles sont parties du postulat wittigien suivant : l'hétérosexualité est un régime politique et une idéologie qui structure nos imaginaires. Cela signifie donc que tout art est a priori hétérosexuel, ...

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En collaboration avec

La Grande Ourse, le Comptoir du Livre, et les Ateliers du Texte et de l'Image.