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Peru – Exhibit “Illustration for Children - Italian excellence”

From July 20th to August 5th the exhibit curated by Bologna Children’s Book is at the 23rd International Book Fair of Lima – FIL LIMA 2018

A poetics that is sign and content together: it is illustration, necessary to tell stories, essential in children books, where images and words are always woven in a steady and mutual dialogue.

The exhibition Illustration for Children - Italian excellence presents a selection of more than 60 works by 18 artists who have created a new tune of illustrated albums for youth, raising worldwide the high quality of Italian illustration.

They are different generations and “pencils”, famous illustrators as Roberto Innocenti and Lorenzo Mattotti and nowadays young talents as Philip Giordano and Arianna Vairo, but all of them rich of vibrant expressiveness.

The event is organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in Lima under the patronage of the Cámara Peruana del Libro on the occasion of the 23rd International Book Fair of Lima – FIL LIMA 2018.

The exhibit has been realized thanks to the collaboration among Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italian Cultural Institutes and the office for Cultural Activities abroad of Emilia-Romagna Region. After its "premiere" in Madrid, it embarked on an international tour that carried it to Berlin, Sofia, Beijing, Cairo, Teheran, Guangzhou, Santiago Chile, Athens and Thessaloniki.

And it still excites a lot of interest: it will come back in Greece, in Athens at the end of August on the occasion of the 36th IBBY International Congress, and in Syros in September within the 11th AnimaSyros, international animation festival



Bologna Children’ Book Fair

Italian Cultural Institute in Lima



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