OUTBOX Enki Bilal Art Exhibition

© Enki Bilal

© Enki Bilal

2016.3.25 FRI - 4.6 WED

11:00 / Free admission

“LUMINE 0” on the 5th floor of NEWoMan
(directly connected to the JR Shinjuku New South Exit)
5-24-55 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hosted by
CHANEL K.K. and Lumine Co.,Ltd.


Enki Bilal is a leading visual creator in the world of Francophone comics, Bande dessinée. From the middle of the 1970s he started publishing SF coupled with intense visual representations, and had a large impact and effect not only on cartoonists throughout the world, but also in the film world. His unique “Bilal” view of the world, represented by refined stories and a magnificent artistic skill, is not confined to comics strips and continues to be a driving force in the art world, expanding his scope to films, theater, pictures and paintings.

Touring from CHANEL NEXUS HALL, this exhibition will be held at a new cultural exchange center “LUMINE 0” as the opening event of a commercial complex “NEWoMan” located by the JR Shinjuku New South Exit. In addition to the art works exhibited at CHANEL NEXUS HALL, masterpieces from Bande dessinée will be shown at LUMINE 0 for the first time in Japan.


Enki Bilal

Born in 1951 to a Bosnian father and a Czech mother in Belgrade, in what was formerly known as Yugoslavia. His family moved to Paris when he was 10. In 1972, he made his debut as Bande dessinée creator. His collaborations with Bande dessinée author Pierre Christin, “The Black Order Brigades” (1979) and “The Hunting Party” (1983), received high praise and number of prizes, his unique view of the world fusing SF-type visuals and political themes on the front lines. Besides unveiling successive masterpieces including “The Nikopol Trilogy” and “The Beast Trilogy”, he has also been active as a film director. Lately, aside from holding an exhibition entitled “Oxymore” in New York, Beijing and Berlin, he displayed “The Ghost of the Louvre” in the Seven Fireplaces exhibition room at the Museum.

LUMINE 0 (Lumine Zero)

Lumine CO., LTD will open its new concept facility ‘cultural communication hall’ in March 2016, on the 5th floor of NEWoMan Shinjuku. Billed as a ‘New Creative Terminal’ LUMINE0’s concept is to share Japan’s creative ideas with the world, and receive the world’s creative ideas in return, and will offer event space for fashion shows, exhibitions, seminars, and other purposes.