Sarmede, Casa della Fantasia
New opening — It was possible to visit again the 38th edition of the Exhibition Le Immagini della fantasia set up in the Casa della Fantasia from 1st to 30th June 2021.
The 38th International Children’s Illustration Exhibition “Le immagini della fantasia” is a special edition. The urgency with which it took shape, in the suspended time of the past months, placed at the center of the reflection the desire to find each other in order to continue along the path of the creative revolution together. We continued to work, convinced that there is not a life event in which poetry does not allow a new beginning and a new way of understanding ourselves in the universe. Step by step, the exhibition has manifested itself in landscapes, until now unexpected and unnoticed, because they were silenced by the speed of life. We dedicate the new edition of the exhibition to the creators of “Unexpected Landscapes”, to those who live in books and cultivate their essence for us, for our experience of intimate and aesthetic knowledge together.
In the exhibition spaces of the “Casa della Fantasia” we wanted to bring together artists from different horizons but united by the same ability to guide and accompany us on the artistic path.
The corpus of the exhibition is a heterogeneous gathering of voices on literature and illustration.
Let’s start with the guests of honour, Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin, couple in life and art, belonging to the noble school of illustration for the results achieved by their works through artistic research and refined workmanship.
The Panorama section opens onto the world and draws for itself a multiplicity of glances and dreams.
The thematic section “Searching in the wood” is dedicated to the place always at the center of the interests of literature, art and popular tradition.
The Pedagogy and imagination section entitled “Domestic Selvas” ironically addresses the relationship between wild and domesticated lived inside the house. The selection of works of literature for children aims to investigate and problematize this perspective.
The tour ends with a tribute to our founder Štěpán Zavřel (Prague, 1932 – Sarmede, 1999) with the exposition of the illustrated Bible tables “Walking with God”.
The exhibition reveals itself in a constantly changing geography intended as a space for walking, reading, understanding oneself.
Our invitation is to take the opportunity of the exhibition to recover the poetic state that has always belonged to us and that manifests itself through art.
The image of the exhibition is by Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin, from the book Das tapfere Schneiderlein (The Valiant Little Tailor).