The Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels has organised the exhibition “Italian excellence. The new generation of Italian illustrators for children”, featuring works by twenty of our most promising artists: Giacomo Agnello Modica, Andrea Antinori, Michael Bardeggia, Beatrice Cerocchi, Marianna Coppo, Francesca Corso, Cecilia Ferri, Chiara Ficarelli, Marta Pantaleo, Giulia Pastorino, Irene Penazzi, Alice Piaggio, Camilla Pintonato, Michelangelo Rossato, Veronica Ruffato, Lorenzo Sangió, Francesca Sanna, Luca Tagliafico, Giulia Tomai, Veronica Truttero.
Each artist is represented by two illustrations, made with kind of technique – manual, digital, mixed – depending on the author. Different techniques and visual poetics capable of interpreting the classic world – from fairy tales to Dante – and of creating publishing proposals resulting from new, surprising standpoints. Familiarity with symbols, originality and experience will make them the future points of reference in the history of Italian illustration. The show, organised alongside Bologna Children’s Book Fair/BolognaFiere and Emilia-Romagna’s regional government, and curated by Cooperativa Giannino Stoppani/Accademia Drosselmeier, will be open to the general public until 29 October.