Italian Excellence. The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators

Emilia-Romagna Region Promotional Events

Third edition of Italian Excellence – the international exhibition on the Italian panorama of children’s illustrations.
The first one took internationally renowned illustrators around the world, while the second celebrated Gianni Rodari, this third edition is dedicated to young Italian illustrators (aged between 23 and 35) who have made a name for themselves thanks to the quality of their drawing, the originality of their content and their ability to make texts interact with images in a personal and unique way.
The exhibition presents work by twenty of the most promising artists. Sometimes their work goes beyond the traditional confines of the book to cover whole walls or become posters. Their work can be found in magazines or is self-published on the web. One artist has been shortlisted for the “Kate Greenaway Medal”; many are among those selected for the Illustrators Exhibition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair; others have just started out in the challenging world of children’s publishing.
Every artist is represented by illustrations created using the technique of their choice: manual, digital or mixed. Their different techniques and poetic visions interpret the classics – from fairy stories to Dante – producing new and surprising proposals for the publishing world. Mastery of their art form, originality and experience will make them future landmarks in the history of Italian illustration.

Italian Excellence. The New Generation of Italian Children’s Illustrators is curated by Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa/Accademia Drosselmeier.

The artists on display:

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

from 20/10/2022 to 11/11/2022

The exhibition is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Tirana in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Albania and with Europe House, Delegation of the European Union to Albania on occasion of the 22nd Week of the Italian Language in the World.
As part of the exhibition, some ‘workshops for small illustrators’ will also take place, curated by Michelangelo Rossato, one of the artists on display (October 20-21).

The exhibition is promoted abroad by Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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