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The "Italian Excellence" of children’s illustration at EXPO Dubai

The exhibition promoted by Bologna Children's Book Fair, Emilia-Romagna Region and MAECI on display at the Italy Pavilion from January 16 to 22

A rellay prestigious international stage for the third edition of the Italian Excellence exhibition initiative, a project to promote illustration for children conceived by Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Emilia-Romagna Region and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI): from January 16 to 22 the exhibition in presented in the Short Stories space of the Italy Pavilion in a special edition for Expo Dubai organized in co-operation with ATER Fondazione.

On display, the works by twenty young Italian illustrators –some of them born or working in the Emilia-Romagna region– who stand out for their ability to make texts dialogue with images in a unique and original form: 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.

Between books and posters, magazines, network and self-production, between manual, digital or mixed techniques, the new generation of illustration brings its new and surprising gaze to the universe of children’s publishing at Expo 2020.

As for the two previous editions, the Italian Excellence project is enjoying wide international success: already presented in The Netherlands, Romania, Germany, China, Mexico, Tunisia, and in the frame of important events and reviews such as the international book fairs in Frankfurt and Guadalajara and 'Road to 2022 – Italy-China Year of Culture and Tourism', the exhibition will return to the Emirates next Autumn on the occasion of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), in which Italy is the Guest of Honour.

Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Ater Fondazione

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