MEETINGS CARTOON CLUB / AUGEO ART SPACE
Thursday 16 July at 18.00
Participants: Massimo Pulini, Sabrina Foschini
Dino Buzzati (1906-1972) journalist, writer, painter, theater author, opera librettist, screenwriter, even mountaineer (in 2010 a bear from the Dolomites was given his name as a tribute).
«Comics are one of the greatest narrative inventions of modern times» Dino Buzzati
So in 1968 Buzzati began the preface to a collection of stories by Carl Barks. Dino Buzzati, a great and talented novelist, published his “Poema a fumetti – Comic Poem” just the following year, a sign that those who have a good story to tell always find their communication medium.
What Buzzati in the sixties could only remotely glimpse is how imposing the mix between comics and mass consumerism would have become in the future, in a capitalist market that does not hesitate to incorporate everything it finds along its path.We celebrate his children’s book La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia, which is very often found in school curricula. Dino Buzzati wrote this illustrated novel in 1945, publishing it in episodes in the Corriere dei piccoli.
Lorenzo Mattotti (Brescia, 1954), from the designed versions of famous literary texts such as in Jekyll and Hide (Einaudi 2002, with Jerry Kramsky) to the literary contaminations, written and drawn: L’uomo alla finestra (1992, Feltrinelli with Lilia Ambrosi); Stigmate (Einaudi, 1999 with Claudio Piersanti); Ghirlanda (2017 with Jerry Kramsky). And at the cinema with Eros (2004, Michelangelo Antonioni, Wong-Kar-wai, Steven Soderberg), Peur (s) du Noir (2007, collective animated film) and other collaborations.
Lorenzo Mattotti lives and works in Paris. He made his debut in the late 70s as a comic book author and in the early 80s he founded the Valvoline group with other designers.
Today Mattotti is also a painter and illustrator, and numerous exhibitions have been dedicated to him all over the world.
In 2014 the author signed the Cartoon Club poster and the Festival dedicated a personal exhibition to him curated by Egisto Seriacopi.With La famosa invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia, Mattotti surely touches one of its peaks, putting together a film that flows marvelously, marveling at us with its panoramas of palettes, with the pasty shapes of mountains, hills, peaks and abysses. And if Buzzati, in his illustrations, ironically touched the surreal atmospheres of a De Chirico, Mattotti immerses himself in a dream Nature, perhaps less metaphysical, transformed into those amniotic and colored liquids that he lets out from his brushes. The work on the shadows of the characters and on the spaces is incredible, it creates the illusion of a three-dimensionality while the image remains in 2D.
Born in Cesena on August 15, 1958, Massimo Pulini is a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Art historian among the most authoritative nationally and internationally, he has written numerous historical essays, in particular concerning seventeenth-century artists. Consultant for the most important private painting collection of the European 17th century, the Luigi Koelliker collection in Milan. On commission of the Vatican Museums, he created the decoration of the vault of one of the rooms of the papal apartments. Councilor at the Municipality of Rimini (2011-2016), creator of the FAR and of the Biennale del Disegno, within which it hosted the exhibition dedicated to Mattotti created in 2015 by Cartoon Club.
Sabrina Foschini was born in Rimini in 1968. She divides her time between writing and visual arts, both as a critic and an artist. He has exhibited his works in public and private galleries in Italy and abroad. Lately he has been in charge of curating exhibitions and reviews in the catalog for other artists. He has collaborated with the monthly magazine Arte (Mondadori), he writes for the cinema magazine Rifrazioni (Bologna), and for the cultural pages of Corriere Romagna. He teaches “History of Fashion” at the Laba Academy of Fine Arts in Rimini. Artist and poet (in 2001 she published Going for the subtle, The notebooks of the Battello Ebbro), in April 2020, together with the musician Andrea Felli she released the album Voce del Verbo. Sabrina Foschini lyrics and voice, Andrea Felli music and production.
Voce del verbo describes some figures from the Old and New Testaments.