The Illustrators Exhibition is an important international showcase of new trends in children’s book illustration. After the fair, the Exhibition travels to many countries, including Japan, China and South Korea.
Unlike the sector-specialist public at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, visitors to the itinerant exhibition will be primarily children, with their families or on school visits, who will be able to enjoy the vibrant energy and imaginative force of the illustrations on display. Venues include museums, art galleries and major libraries. Now regularly held in Japan and China, the exhibition subsequently moves on each year to other countries as new projects develop. Thanks to a partnership of over thirty years with JBBY Japan, the Illustrators Exhibition is a much-awaited annual event in Japan, hosted by art museums in many cities around the country. Since 2016, China has been the second important stop on the international tour, with the Exhibition showing at art museums and major libraries in five cities. Starting from 2019, South Korea is the a new stop on the Illustrators Exhibition’s international tour!
The 2019 Illustrators Exhibition’s World Tour
The Italian selection of the 2019 Illustrators Exhibition started his tour in Japan.
- Narimasu Art Gallery – Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, 29 June - 12 August 2019
- Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya, 17 August - 23 September 2019
- Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum, Nanao, 1 November - 8 December 2019
- Art Museum & Library, Ota, 14 December 2019 - 19 January 2020
Then, the exhibition will be hosted in South Korea (6 February - 23 April) at the Seoul Art Centre and will continue travelling.
Following on from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where it was hosted last July by the prestigious Kirchner Cultural Centre as part of the “29° Feria del Libro Infantil y Juvenil”, the 2019 Illustrators Exhibition now travels to Uruguay from 17 February to 3 April 2020.
Organized by Bologna Children’s Book Fair in partnership with the Dirección Nacional de Cultura | MEC, the exhibition will be shown at the “Espacio Idea” of the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura. Visitors will be able to see the latest developments in illustration and get fascinating insights into the world of children’s books.
Latin American artists have always been well represented at the Illustrators Exhibition. The 2019 edition includes seven (published and unpublished) illustrators from Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela, three of whom from Uruguay.