The International Exhibition of Children’s Illustration, Le Immagini della Fantasia 41, will open on November 18, 2023, and continue until February 18, 2024, in the exhibition spaces of the Casa della Fantasia.
This year, the exhibition is dedicated to reflecting on the life and legacy of Štěpán Zavřel (Prague, 1932 – Sarmede, 1999), the founder of the Sarmede experience. “Horizons and Bondaries” is the guiding theme of the exhibition, which is also a reflection of the origins of the show. Štěpán Zavřel was a man in search of freedom, fleeing from Prague. He explored and lived in different parts of the world until he finally settled in Sarmede, Treviso. After leaving his homeland, he remained stateless for the rest of his life. His relationships drew a map without geographical or cultural boundaries. The choice of “Horizons and Borders” is a way to continue the exploration without losing sight of the commitment and legacy of thought.
The 41st International Exhibition of Children’s Illustration, Le Immagini della Fantasia, curated by artist Gabriel Pacheco, features 350 works by twenty-eight illustrators from 15 countries.
Guest of Honor: Svetlin Vassilev
Theme: Horizons and Boundaries
Panorama: Beyond Images
Pedagogy: Fantastic Meta-Thinking
The World of Štěpán Zavřel: Štěpán Zavřel and the Brothers Grimm’s “The Rain of Stars”
International School of Illustration Section: Students in Exhibition
The 41st International Exhibition of Children’s Illustration, Le Immagini della Fantasia, offers an extensive schedule of activities scheduled during the week and weekends throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Additionally, this year, the foundation benefits from a valuable collaboration with the Educational Department of La Biennale di Venezia, with a shared commitment to education.
The workshops of the Casa della fantasia, resulting from the research of Le Immagini della Fantasia 41 Exhibition, will reach Mestre, the Carpenedo Bissuola Library in Venice, and Ca’ Giustinian on the occasion of the 15th International Children’s Carnival.
Illustrazione di Svetlin Vassilev, Mitos griegos, Editorial Vicens Vives, 2006