Ghost tales at the Museum
An Exhibition by Iris de Moüy

Here at the Kyoto International Manga Museum, we are holding an exhibition introducing pieces by a new and upcoming illustrator/children's book author Iris de Moüy from France.

Iris has been a resident at Villa Kujoyama--an artist residence, one of the five branches of Institut Francais Japon--since March of this year, and has been busy researching the monsters of Japan. This exhibition will premiere her new pieces created during her stay.

Period June 27 - August 31, 2015
10am - 6pm (Admission to the museum is until 5:30pm) 
Closed : Wednesdays 
* But open every day between July 22 - August 26
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum

Free * However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.



We will introduce seven of Iris' monsters she drew for the children on largely printed panels. The viewers will tour the Museum as if on a fun excursion, in search of the monsters placed at various locations.

As a note, this exhibition is the fourth installment introducing artists-in-residence at Villa Kujoyama following exhibitions of works from Lucie Albon in 2009, Pierre Gajewski in 2010 and Geraldine Kosiak in 2012.

About Iris

Iris de Moüy is a French illustrator living in Paris. She creates and publishes many of her own children's books, while illustrating for fashion magazines, expensive brands (Hermes Paris, Bonpoint), high end department stores le Bon Marche, boutique lifestyle accessory line Colette, cosmetic and other brands such as L'Occitane, Beams, Uniqlo, magazine Elle Japon, and even for Japanese brands like Isetan. The 2015 Resident at Villa Kujoyama. A connoisseur of Japanese culture.

About Villa Kujoyama

Villa Kujoyama, run by Institut Francais Japon in alliance with its headquarters in Paris, is one of three French artist-in-residences* outside of its own country. Opening in 1992, although closing for renovations in 2013 and reopening on October 4th 2014, it was built as an institute for renowned French artists and researchers to work on projects while blending into the realities of living in Japan. Since its opening, over 270 artists and researchers from a wide variety of areas including modern architecture, humanities and social sciences have taken residencies. They opened their doors to the field of handicraft since reopening, and now accept two artists at once.

*In addition to Villa Kujoyama, there are other safe artistic spaces outside of France such as Villa Medici in Rome and Casa de Velázquez in Madrid.

Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.
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