Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

CCBF is glad to present Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence, an art exhibition of 63 illustrations brought together to celebrate the centenary of one of Italy’s most revered writers, Gianni Rodari, born on October 23, 1920.

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.

Nov 13 2020
09:00 17:00

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Booth 1A03 (Hybrid Zone)
Nov 14 2020
09:00 17:00

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Booth 1A03 (Hybrid Zone)
Nov 15 2020
09:00 16:00

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari. Italian Excellence

Booth 1A03 (Hybrid Zone)
10:00 12:00

Official Conferences and Seminars

In Tribute to Gianni Rodari (1920-1980): Reading Matters—Discussing the Role and Influence of Children’s Books in the Classroom

Official Conference Room (Copyright Zone)

The 100th anniversary of Italian writer, teacher, journalist and poet Gianni Rodari is the occasion to bring up the question of children's reading education.

A teacher before he became one of the most innovative literary voices of his times, Rodari dedicated his life and writings to demonstrating the importance of imagination and fantasy in the educational development of children.

Firstly, prominent specialists of Rodari's work will discuss the legacy and impact of his work and thinking until today. Later on, teachers, education experts and publishers from China will engage in a discussion about the present of reading education in the country.


Speakers:
Gong Min (China), Teacher; Director, Shanghai Wunan Kindergarten
GraziaGotti (Italy), President, Giannino Stoppani Cooperativa Sociale; President, National Committee for the Gianni Rodari Centenary Celebrations
Huang Runfang (China), General Manager, Hsin-Yi Shanghai
Li Qingming (China), Teacher, Doctor of Philosophy, Children's Literature Promoter
Li Yinuo (China), Co-Founder, ETU Education
Mei Zihan (China), Children's Literature Writer, Professor
Sara Wang (China), CEO, Sìdee Cultural Communication

* Simultaneous interpretation in Chinese and English.

* International speakers will be connected to the venue through online channels.