Visual poster for the Joann Sfar exhibition at the MAHJ

Who doesn’t know the comic strip “The Rabbi’s Cat”? This cat with speech, who wants to have his bar mitzvah and marry the daughter of the rabbi of Algiers.

Its creator, Joann Sfar, was born in Nice in 1971 into a Jewish family from Eastern Europe and the Maghreb. The idea for this comic came to him while watching his cat Imhotep live and from the family story.

Portrait of Joann Sfar, ©Cécile Gabriel

In this retrospective at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism in the heart of the Marais, the first of its kind, we will see many original plates presented in images by the famous cat.

The fantastic is also in the spotlight with the Vampires series, a short animated film by this author which gives a lot of space to youth, wonder and music.

Joann Sfar (screenplay and drawing), The Rabbi's Cat, t. 1: The Bar Mitsva, Indian ink on paper, 2002, ©Joann Sfar/Dargaud

An entire section of wall is dedicated to eroticism in an imaginary exchange with Pascin, a painter in Montparnasse in the 1910s and 30s.

At the bookstore, we find 220 titles by Joann Sfar.

Until 12 May 2024, Joann Sfar “drawn life”, entry for 10 euros with the museum visit.

Exhibition “drawn life”
Museum of Art and History of Judaism (MahJ)
71, rue du Temple, 75004 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Tel: 01 53 01 86 53

Joann Sfar, Pascin, ©Joann Sfar

Text: Valérie Rodrigue

27.11.23

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