To mark the Bologna Children’s Book Fair (held from 30 March to 2 April 2015) Corraini Edizioni, together with the MAMbo Education Department and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, presents the exhibition Fausto Gilberti and his books. An artist narrating artists: Manzoni, Pollock, Klein… The exhibition, open from 29 March to 26 April in the education spaces at MAMbo, will be accompanied by a series of meetings and workshops with the artist (see the schedule below).
The artist Fausto Gilberti, has dedicated a series of books to the masters of contemporary art; Piero Manzoni, Jackson Pollock and Yves Klein. With insight and lightness, Gilberti has been able to explain the spirit of their art to youngsters and transmit his passion for these three great 20th century artists.
The exhibition, to be held in the education spaces at MAMbo, presents drawings and words, original artworks and installations aimed at exploring creative processes and practices. An exhibition/workshop to look at, to read and to experiment with.
To follow – aperitif with the artist at the corrainiMAMbo artbookshop.
The exhibition will close on 29 April. Free admission.
Opening hours (from 30 March until 2 April): from 12:00 to 20:00
Opening hours (from 3 until 29 April): Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00.
Fausto Gilberti is a painter and illustrator. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, and started to exhibit his works in the late 1990s. His images consist of figures reduced to their bare minimum – slender men with big, staring eyes, and static bodies with surprised and dumbfounded expressions, as if they are exposed in a moment of complete perplexity – silhouetted against white sheets with the setting mostly undefined. As an artist, he loves drawing as it materialises in an intimate dimension that is not dissimilar to writing. Film, art history and the events that conceal the mystery behind everyday life are a constant theme in his work. He won the Acacia award in 2004 and the Cairo award in 2007, and he has been part of more than a hundred solo and group exhibition both in Italy and abroad. For Corraini, he has created the books Rockstars (2011), The Ogre That Ate Children (2012), Bianca (2013), Ciao, come stai? (2014), Piero Manzoni (2014), Jackson Pollock (2015) and Yves Klein (2015).