Words cannot describe the sheer magic of the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. Mere words fail to convey the excitement aroused by this amazing event, which is staged by Bologna Fiere alongside the International Children’s Book Fair, and rounds off the experience perfectly.
The 2016 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition is a “special” edition: 50 years have passed since the first Illustrators Exhibition was held in 1967, and there seemed no better time to cast our minds back over the fantastic journey that Bologna Fiere has taken in the company of illustrators and publishers from all over the world. Down the years, the Exhibition has shone the spotlight on the creativity, imagination and whimsy of a truly international community of artists. Among the travelling companions were many young illustrators who went on to build spectacular careers; they return to Bologna year after year as enthusiastic as ever and always keen to measure themselves against the next generation of emerging talents.
Today more than ever, the Illustrators Exhibition is viewed as an international powerhouse for children’s book illustrations. Here, publishers seek and find the artists who masterfully illustrate the stories and picturebooks enjoyed by children and teens the world over. The event is a drawcard for young artists seeking to make their hopes and dreams come true, and for publishers confident that their own expectations will be fulfilled.
Duration: 2017.08.20 – 2017.10.08
Venue: Exhibition Hall of Building No.3, Today Art Museum