This exhibition looks at some of the artists who in the last fifty years have illustrated Rodari’s texts—starting with towering figures like Luzzati and Munari through to internationally renowned contemporary artists, including Alessandro Sanna, Beatrice Alemagna, Valerio Vidali and Gaia Stella. Altogether, the exhibition gives a fascinating overview of the work of 21 Italian illustrators.
Illustrators for Gianni Rodari is an impeccable tribute to the great master of fantasy, as well as a gateway to the excellence of contemporary Italian illustration.
The exhibition is organised by BolognaFiere S.p.A., Bologna Children’s Book Fair and the Cultural Promotion Abroad Regione Emilia‒Romagna in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Shanghai and the China Shanghai International Children’s Book Fair. It has been curated by Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Culturale‒Accademia Drosselmeier.
The full list of artists featured in the exhibition includes: Bruno Munari, Emanuele Luzzati, Beatrice Alemagna, Francesco Tullio Altan,Chiara Armellini, Elenia Beretta, Anna Laura Cantone, Nicoletta Costa, Mariachiara Di Giorgio, Vittoria Facchini, Manuele Fior, Francesca Ghermandi, Federico Maggioni, Simona Mulazzani, Giulia Orecchia, Alessandro Sanna, Gaia Stella, Fulvio Testa, Pia Valentinis, Valerio Vidali and Olimpia Zagnoli.