15/03 - 31/05

There is a big difference between illustrating moments of theatre, dance or circus, and filtering those moments, those fragments, seeing them through the eyes or emotions of a child, focusing on the richness of the moments in which a child-spectator captures images, sounds and words of quality in order to feed their imagination. One of Mapping’s goals is to create a high-quality interaction between performing arts and the world of illustration and children’s literature.

The international call launched by Bologna Children’s Book Fair collected 721 proposals by illustrators from 65 different countries worldwide.

The Jury – made up of Roberto Frabetti (Teatro La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, Jury Chairman), Giovanna Ballin (Edizioni Corraini), Giorgia Grilli (University of Bologna), Philip Giordano (illustrator), selected 36 illustrations, 36 illustrators from twenty countries.

Aditi Anand (India), Monia Antonelli (Italy), Dale Blankenaar (Republic of South Africa), Enzo Broucke (France), Lucia Carlini (Italy), Silvia Centomo (Italy), Diana Margareta Cepleanu (Romania), Judith Clay (Germany), Wei-Chun Dai (Taiwan), Montserrat Fortino (Spain), Elide Gramegna (Portugal), Monica Hernandez (Italy), Chia Hsieh (Taiwan), Chihiro Inoue (Japan), Christina Javier (Philippines), Parisa Khojasteh (Finland), Yu Kim (South Korea), Dowon Kwon (South Korea), Martin Laksman (Argentina), Chien-Ju Lin (Taiwan), Anabella Lopez (Brazil), Thea Lu (China), Daniela Martin Del Campo Pretelin (Mexico), Mohamad Hossein Matak (Iran), Ambra Mediati (Italy), Laura Montes (Spain), Carla Negrini (Italy), Daniela Pareschi (Italy), Cristina Pieropan (Italy), Chiara Raineri (Italy), Marta Roverato (Italy), Luis San Vicente (Mexico), Olga Seidova (Ukraine), Tomoko Toyota (Japan), Kotone Utsunomiya (Japan), Jazmin Villagrán and Ordóñez Laura (Guatemala).


All images are property of the individual authors and of any publishers: reproduction is granted exclusively in the context of the dissemination of the project “Mapping. A Map on the Aesthetics of Performing Arts for Early Years”.

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