After the Bologna preview in June, the exhibition ‘Italian Excellence. The new generation of illustrators for children’, presented by the Italian Embassy in Romania and by the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, with the support of the city’s Municipality of Sector 1, is inaugurated in Bucharest, in the spaces of the Nicolae Iorga Park.
The exhibition, organized by the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, curated by the Cooperativa Giannino Stoppani and the Accademia Drosselmeier, and promoted abroad by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, presents a selection of illustrations done by 20 of the most popular young children’s book illustrators.
The 2021 exhibition is the third chapter of the ‘Italian Excellence’ series, after the great success of the previous edition dedicated to Gianni Rodari. The new edition is dedicated to Italian creative talents between the ages of 25 and 35, young talents who have distinguished themselves for the quality of their design, the originality of the content, the ability to make the texts dialogue with the images in a personal and unique way.
The stage of the exhibition in Bucharest, scheduled from 8 July to 12 September 2021, before an international tour that will involve Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world, stands out for its unique location: the Nicolae Iorga Park is at the heart of one of the liveliest districts in the city, a green space frequented by children and young people, a natural audience to whom the illustrations on display are addressed.