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Japan – 2019 Illustrators Exhibition

The annual exhibit of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is in Nanao until December 8th, then in Ota until January 19th, 2020

The Illustrators Exhibition is a showcase for the latest trends in illustration and talent spotting new artists held during Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

Launched in 1967, the exhibition displays a wide selection of artists from different countries offering young emerging talents tangible professional opportunities.

For the 2019 edition of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, 2.901 illustrators coming from 62 countries sent their works.
The jurors Diego Bianchi (Argentina), Maciej Byliniak (Poland), Alessandro Sanna (Italy), Harriët van Reek (the Netherlands), Béatrice Vincent (France) selected 76 illustrators coming from 27 countries for the 2019 Exhibition.

Already set in Tokyo at the Itabashi Art Museum in last summer, the 2019 Illustrators Exhibition is coming to Nanao, at the Art Museum, where it will be open until December 8th.

The work by all the selected artists is published in the Illustrators Annual, a large catalogue for publishers and professionals from all over the world, enriched with the contributions from members of the jury. The Annual is published in Japanese by JBBY - Japanese Board on Books for Young People.

The Japanese tour of the exhibit will go on in Ota, at the Art Museum & Library, from December 14th, 2019 to January 19th, 2020.


Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum

Bologna Children’s Book Fair


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