Mostra ti-mostro

In the history of humanity, monsters and creatures have always existed. Monsters are fascinating, terrifying, excessive figures. They build the imagination of an individual or a society. They are inventions that at the same time arouse horror and wonder, fear and desire, surprise and attraction. It is their nature: the monsters bring out the most hidden and lost part of us, they shape the ugly, the unpleasant, the improper, the incorrect.
And so, the exhibition “will show” this interesting and significant architecture of mythological, legendary, literary and folkloristic creatures, all united in the game of overlapping and interlayer as a natural form to contain all that logic cannot do. All observed with the gaze of figurations: because, thanks to monsters, we give an image to what we do not know how to see, and therefore we know ourselves.

Pictures of Sarah Tavana’s sculptures – detail.

The thematic section will be composed of night artists, with an anthology wall and an exhibition enriched by three-dimensional works and educational devices.
The vertical Bestiario of Javier Sáez Castán (Spain) will be accompanied by the sculptures of Sarah Tavana (Iran), a totem by Camilla Falsini (Italy) will dialogue with the unseen invisible engravings of Michael Bardeggia (Italy). There will be room for the Freak Animals by Jerome Corgier (France), the metaphorical geometry in black and white by Hyde & Seek by Jimin Kim (South Korea), the smiling Igor by Francesca Dafne Vignaga (Italy) and the Yeti work by the great illustrator Rébecca Dautremer (France).
In addition to the illustrations of these books, an anthology of 30 books dedicated to the subject will be available for viewing.On display a selection of the works created by the students of the International School of Illustration of Sàrmede, in the two courses dedicated to the Theme and coordinated by Gabriel Pacheco and Linda Wolfsgruber: Cristina Alaimo, Ricardo Amado, Silvia Baldisserotto, Laura Berni, Tiziana Burello, Susanna Cargnel, Giulia Cornaggia, Dora D’Inca, Stefania Gagliano, Antonella Iacopozzi, Elena Montanari, Maria Rita Faganello, Maria Orzes, Silvia Passarelli, Natasha Pereira, Federica Porro, Valentina Salvatico, Pier Luigi Sandano, Valeria Suria, Antonella Todescato.

The section closes with a historical presence of extraordinary prestige: the printed reproductions, in a limited edition and commissioned in 1971 by the same artist, of the tables of a universal classic such as Where The Wild Things Are (by Maurice) Sendak, on loan from the New York Foundation of the same name.