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INTERVIEW: Centrala

Centrala – every book matters is born on 2007 in Poland, specialising in comic books. Since there, you grew up considerably, expanding yourself in Berlin and London. What changed from your beginning activities? What are your future plans? 

You are very well informed – Centrala every book matters was born in 2007 in Poland, later on in 2014 we started publishing in England and from 2017 in Czech Republic. Throughtout the years we were learning from our mistakes. Unfortunatelly we could not take all of the ambitious project we came across because of the reality of the publishing world. However we did not give up and we still create comic book culture and publish smart comics about life in a very beatiful, carefull manner.

What are the comic genres you prefer and why? How a normal comic author could be noticed from you?

Our comic books are always connected with reality. We are publishing artists from East Europe and from Scandinavian countries. We are looking for new artists, regardless of the fact that unknown artist are often not recognised, unappreciated and rewarded for their achivments. We do not focus on the winning comic books. We are bringing new oportunities and giving new chances for talented new beginers. This is what Frame Festival  is all about. There are two competitiones coming up. First one is for the new short comic book, the theme is ‘Last  Tree’. Second one ‘ Frame Pitching’. From all sent enquires and ideas for coming comic books 9 artist are choosen. The chosen artist have free flight and accomodetion on Praque and the winner will be published in few languages from East Europe, as well as English.

Why did you decide to come in Ratatà festival?

We decided to come to Ratata Festival because we have the urge to get to know the italian festivales. We hope that our comic books will be welcomed there. Besides we are friends with the Canicola publishers and we very much appreciate their work. We hope we will get the chance to get to know more wonderful intalian arists.

Can you send a greeting for Macerata and Ratatà?

A very warm welcome from Centrala every books matters to all artists, publishers and visitors of Ratata fesitval.

 

Michele Catinari

INTERVIEW: Nightcloud

The story behind this project is so fascinating, when agricolture and art meet themselves and give life to something unique, based on paperworks. But when Catharina and Natan met? Why did you decide to start this project?

It was through handmade paper (an international congress in Holland, 1994) that Natan and Catharina met. A paper love connection that later shaped the name “nightcloud” in Italy! One of us (Natan) discovered paper in the 80s while listening to a talk on the Israeli radio – his formation in visual arts and his practice in farming made him discover that processing plants were the perfect overlap of both fields, of art and agriculture. Catharina came across paper in the Hamburg University library, experiencing touch and smell of different plant papers from all over the world. Her studies in art history, restauration and art therapy made her learn and use this medium.

Your works include also jelwery and other paperworks. You organize workshops for childern. So i want to ask you: how do they interact with these initiatives?

It is important to say that we organize workshops for whoever is interested in the field, not only for children! Age not important, background not important — the shared experience (preparing the natural fibers, sheet formation, history, art making in different forms) is the clue to the fun cooperation… it lies in the project, also in the time frame if the workshop has an impact, brings joy to others… a visit from a school class might give just a first taste of the big world of paper, a longer term activity can give experience in greater depth. A profound, longer term workshop series with interested participants is still desired on our part!

Why did you decide to enjoy Ratatà festival?

We know talented people participating and the festival luckily has a reputation of having “good vibes”!

Can you send a greeting for Macerata and Ratatà?

Hugs and kisses from the Sibilllini Mountains to Macerata — may visiting guests and participating artists alike enjoy Ratatà!

 

Michele Catinari

 

Milo

IBRO, Corso della Repubblica 15
OPENING THURSDAY 12/04 – AT 16.00
12/04 > 25/04
Everyday 9.30 – 12.30 / 16.00 – 20.00

 

Milo Giometti is attending a Montessori school. He loves comic books and reads Peanuts and Mickey Mouse.

 

 

 

Alicia Baladan

Alicia Baladan was born in Uruguay where she spent her childhood.
After a short time in Rio de Janeiro, she moved to Italy where she graduated from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. She attended several international animation-movie festivals and experimental arts conceived By Milan’s contemporary art archive “Care-off “.
In the last few years, she illustrates and writes focusing on the narrative aspects of her work.
In 2011 she was mentioned by the Jury for the “Best South-American Illustration artist 2010”, UP. Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, with the drawings taken from the book “A Guaranì tale”.
Her drawings from the book “An infant Sky” were also selected for “Illustrate 2011” in Portugal.
She is currently living and working in Brescia, Italy.

Studio Rebigo – Laika

Rebigo is an illustration, comics and graphic studio founded in Genova by eight lively illustrators.
Rebigo deals with promoting the language of images, editing publishing projects and visual communication. Rebigo holds events and exhibitions, organizes live painting and workshops, and helps old ladies cross the street.
Rebigo is: Matteo Anselmo, Matilde Martinelli, Valeria Nieves, Alessandro Parodi, Luca Tagliafico, Ste Tirasso, Silvia Venturi, Arianna Zuppello.

 

Laika project:

The project was created on the sixtieth anniversary of the launch
of the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft, on which the dog Laika was boarded.
It consists of eight illustrated stories, freely inspired by
one of the most significant events of the space race. The eights authors narrated the story of Laika in original and completely
personal ways, portraying her with always different
poetics and taste.
The stories are intentionally free of text, as to captivate the widest public possible.
The only texts (biographies and historical facts) are translated into Italian, English and Russian.
The entire volume is crafted in blue and gold, two colours present in all the styles of the stories and that remind of the space imagery.

 

 

               

 

Ratigher

Ratigher was born in 1978. His works have appeared in numerous independent magazines such as Lamette, Nervi, Monipodio, Inguine, on Vice Magazine, on Hobby Comics and on the monthly XL of La Repubblica. He was part of the group of cartoonists Super Amici, along with Maicol & Mirco, Dr. Pira, Tuono Pettinato and LRNZ, with whom he realized, among other things, Pic Nic, the first free comic book press, also covering the role of editor. He is the author of two cult works of Italian comics, Trama (2011) and Le ragazzine stanno perdendo il controllo, self-published with the method “sooner or later” and winner in 2015 of the Micheluzzi and Boscarato Awards. He wrote some episodes of Dylan Dog and in 2016 he participated with a story in the comic anthology La rabbia (Einaudi). In 2017 he published Pterodattilo Fortezza, an anthology of short stories published by Coconino Press and Sangue finto, his first collection of illustrations published by ZOOO.org. He teaches at the IED in Rome. From 2017, he is editorial director of Coconino Press.

SANGUE FINTO is a collection of illustrations presented in a rigorous black and white without any artifice, which highlights the many universes of RATIGHER page after page, restoring the peculiarity of the sign of one of the most visionary underground comics authors of recent years.

A volume of over 160 pages that constitutes the essential documentation of some past luster on the drawing boards to illustrate the absurd. An anthology “without history” that draws not only from the comics that made it famous, but also from posters, covers of disks and magazines, outrageous T-shirts, pages taken from glossy publications or simply photocopied … Sweet Dreams like diabetes or dark as pitch.

 

SANGUE FINTO by Ratigher is a self-production of the collective ZOOO Print & Press

– 20 × 26 cm

– 168 pages in black and white

– with color cover + silk screen printing

 

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ZOOO is a collective of illustrators with an aptitude D.I.O (Do It Ourselves), which takes care of and publishes its books, involving and inviting friends and artists, both Italian and international, who work in illustration, street art and graffiti. They have published with ZOOO: Alessandro Baronciani, Blu, Daniel Munoz, Davide Toffolo, Ericailcane, Escif, James Kalinda, Paper Resistance, Ratigher, Scarful.

ZOOO has been active since 2005 and is based in Bologna.

 

 

Claudia Piras

I am 31 years old. I drew my first scribble in Dorgali, Sardinia.
I lived in Urbino where I studied Art, Illustration, Comics and Animated Cartoon. Today
I am a tireless drawer.
I drew for the GAP collective zine, for Tiny Pencil, Carla Cristofoli, Giovanni Darconza and for my books: Sa Mama e Sole; La signora e l’agnello; I racconti del giardino del re; Le filastrocche della maestra. The world of infancy makes me curious and I enjoy playing with children in my creative studio. I edited and printed their books: Fumetti; La Jana Maja; Un Leone a Dorgali; Talpi scava scava; John il coccodrillo.
I love cinema, live music, good books… either essays, diaries, the illustrated ones, the pop-up ones, those with holes,
those for children, the comic strips…
I am a decorator in the Openspace duo with the architect Andrea Fronteddu.

 

 

Amodo, Corso della Repubblica 45

Opening on Thursday 12/04 at 16.00

12/04 > 25/04

 

Libri Somari

Libri Somari – Samuele Canestrari + Ahmed Ben Nessib

Biographies:

Samuele Canestrari 

Samuele Canestrari is an illustrator from the Marche region born in 1996. He studied at Scuola del Libro in Urbino.  He works with the Malamente magazine. He published “Cartoline da Fano” and “Cartoline dal Monte Busca” for the Internazionale magazine. In May 2017, he contributed to the CavallinoRivista collective book. In 2017 he also received the “Special prize” at the Animavì International Festival of Poetic Cinema of Pergola. “Gli uomini cane non hanno la coda” is his first comic book with Libri Somari, the publishing company that he established with Ahmed Ben Nessib.

He lives and works in Modigliana.

Ahmed Ben Nessib

Ahmed Ben Nessib is an illustrator from Tunisia born in 1992. He attended the EMCA in France and Scuola del Libro in Urbino, Italy. His drawings were published in several newspapers and magazines, such as Lo straniero and Internazionale. He contributed to the CavallinoRivista collective book. His first short film “EKART” is included in the fifth volume of the Animazioni, Cortometraggi Italiani Contemporanei DVDs. He published “Ekart//la tecnica del nuotatore”, his first comic book with Libri Somari (Donkey Books), the publishing company that he founded with Samuele Canestrari.

It lives and it works to Angoulême.

Abstract and presentation of the project
A friend of ours told us that donkeys can’t have four walls in their stable. One of the four walls must be open so that they can come and go as they wish. If there was a fourth wall, they would feel the need to hit it with their hooves until it falls. We can only say that we never were zealous students. Absences and warnings were piling up. We met each other at school and we finished it together. One of us was studying Comics and the other Animation. These two subjects share their being composed of a sequence of drawings. The space between the drawings has always been a starting point for us. Each in his own solitude, we saw in those spaces new drawings to make. These spaces led us to create books together. We build and assemble the drawings to evoke stories through the interstices that are created. We created both silent stories and stories made of images and words, but tales nonetheless. We found out that the professionals write scripts before books. This is why our books are donkeys.

 

IMPUBBLICABILE!

IMPUBBLICABILE! is a photography project by Marco Criante and Francesco Torresi. It started in 2017 with the aim of becoming a record of the underground music culture in the Marche region and the social environment around it.
This environment, far from the dynamics typical of larger cities, is home to national and international bands and artists
who play in many venues, clubs, associations and festivals all around the region, from the coastline to the mountains. All these venues were founded on the need to make music and unlock the stalemate of the provincial areas.
Through a direct and diarylike photographic language, IMPUBBLICABILE! wishes to enhance and give visibility to a scenario that is often intentionally neglected, but that is too authentic to become part of the mass culture.
IMPUBBLICABILE! is a tribute to “independent” music and to all those who make it possible.

 

LINK: https://www.instagram.com/impubblicabile/

Flaccidia

Flaccidia is 41 years old and currently lives in Macerata, where she was born, after many years spent in Rome to study and work.
She graphic designs for a living.
As a hobby, she draws, but also reads, looks out of her window, sleeps.
She rarely cooks but eats compulsively.
She loves cats, while loves humans a little less. However, she has some acquaintance here and there with whom she communicates always virtually.
She defines herself, and people agree with this, a modern misanthropist.

www.flaccidia.com

opening times of the shop/exhibition
Marangoni Cioccolato
Corso Cavour 159
10/13 16.30/20
Opening on Thursday/
vernissage/Sunday buffet at 12.

Noemi Vola

Noemi Vola – born in Bra (CN) in 1993, graduated in 2016 in the course of Comics and Illustration and in 2018 in the course of Illustration for the Publishing Industry at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna. In 2014, she founded Blanca, a self-produced magazine for children, which includes illustrated stories and comic strips. In 2017, together with Martina Tonello, she founded MaPerò, a collective that takes care of grammatical injustices and other stuff. Among the several collaborations, the most recent is with Vogue Children, Biancoenero, Planeta Tangerina and Corraini editions. She lives and works in Turin with a bear and with many friendly earthworms.

http://noemivola.tumblr.com/

Hotel Lauri, via Lauri 6

Opening on Thursday 12/04 at 19.30

12/04 > 15/04

from 10.00 – to 20.00

Anna Masini

bio:

Anna Masina lives and draws in Milan, where she works on illustrations, books and fabrics. She works mainly with pencils, temperas, inks and manual techniques of printing.

In 2014 she started playing with Red Boots, a label of small hand-bound illustrated books, with which she autonomously published some of her projects.

Ninamasina is her stage name, a play-on-letter that mixes and fuses name and last name in one single word.

title of the exhibition:

TREGUA

abstract and presentation of the project:

TREGUA (Truce) is the title of the last “Red Boots” publication, a zine that, through images, like an antidote, describes what happens when you get lost in the everyday craze and find out, at a certain point, that you are too far from yourself.

Red Boots is a small-size label of self-produced illustrated books, founded in 2014 by Ninamasina and her desire to try out new techniques, experiencing books in all its formats.

These books address a public without age limits, they are hand-bound or manufactured, and every copy is printed in limited edition, in different circulations according to the project.

The name Red Boots comes from an infancy memory: a pair of red rubber ankle boots with which you could jump on puddles, run and play, without worrying about getting dirty.

At the bookshop Bibidi Bobidi Book several original illustrations will be exhibited, a few prints and all the Red Boots books published from 2014 up to now.

For the festival, the author will also exhibit a series of thaumatropes inspired by her latest works.

 

Libreria Bibidi Bobidi Book – corso Matteotti 32

OPENING Thursday 12/04 at 16.00

12/04 > 25/04

everyday 9.30 – 12.30 / 16 – 20

 

Claudio Losghi

Short bio

Losghi ( Ranieri Claudio ) ( Bari 1981)

In 1997, he started drawing and self-publishing short mimeographed magazines: “Crno vino” and “Dis(d)egni”, filled with comics, illustrations, short stories and photomontages.

In 2000 he enrolled in the Academy of Fine Arts of Bari, where he learned engraving techniques.

In 2004 he started publishing illustrations and illustrated poems on the blog “A boy and his blog”.

In 2007, he moved to Barcelona where he attended a Master’s program in animation at the University Pompeu Fabra.

In 2009, he moved back to Italy and founded the “Carotide” Cultural Association, which created the “Edizioni così & così” studio, dedicated to cartoons, illustrated books and comics.

In 2014 he decided to set aside these activities and starts studying again to better himself as an author.

Since winter 2017, he has worked on the illustrations for “Odradek”, a project on Franz Kafka, using the scratchboard technique.

 

Fabric, vicolo Antonio Ferrari 12

OPENING Thursday 12/04 at 18.00

12/04 > 25/04

opening times 18.00 – 1.00 closed on Monday

Enrico Pantani

Enrico Pantani was born in Volterra in 1975.

When he was 20, he enrolled in the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy at the University of Florence, where he graduated in 2002 with a thesis on Albert Camus.

He starts painting towards the end of the 1990s, but he only has exhibited his works since 2008 in personal and collective exhibition, both in Italy and abroad.

He participated as a live performer in the whole tour of the show Hamlice, directed by Armando Punzo. In 2015 he drew the illustrations for the album “Un mistero di sogni avverati” by the Fiorentino singer Massimiliano Larocca, also live painting at some gigs of the tour.

He works with the fashion designer Augusto Titoni for the KIDZ brand, studying the technique of silk-screen printing on fabric and clothing items.

In 2018 he will release a volume of illustrations and aphorisms, created with the cartoonist Marco Galli from Brescia.

He lives and works in Pomarance, a small village in the province of Pisa.

01 – Enrico Pantani. Animale Spina Uomo, opere grandi

SEDICESIMO MINUTO, via Trento 87

Opening on Thursday 12/04 – at 17.00

12/04 > 25/04

during the festival 10.00 – 12.00 / 16.00 – 20.00

Every day 16.00 – 20.00, closed on Monday and Sunday

02 – Enrico Pantani. Animale Spina Uomo, libri d’artista

Quodlibet – via Mozzi 23

Opening on Thursday 12/04 – at 18.00

12/04 > 25/04

during the festival 10.00 – 13.00 / 17.00 – 20.00

Every day 9.00 – 18.30, closed on Saturday and Sunday

GEOMETRICBANG

GEOMETRICBANG / he was born in Lodi in 1984 and now lives in Florence working as an illustrator and muralist. He exhibited his works in many parts of the world, such as Russia, China, Canada, Spain, Germany, and South Africa, and painted murals in Italy, France and Spain. All his works are based on a continuous research on the use of colours and on characters of daily life – people, objects, plants – who become two-dimensional illustrations, easy to see but hard to read, as Jacopo Perfetti put it.

APERTURA venerdì 13/04 ore 20.00

13/04 > 25/04

durante il festival 7.00 – 23.00

tutti i giorni 7.00 – 22.00. chiuso la domenica

Giulia Conoscenti

Giulia Conoscenti is an authentic Palermitan born in 1991. She lived there, enjoying the sea and sunlight, until she moved to the North, where she got acquainted with the fog. At the moment, she lives in Bologna and works as an illustrator. She is the co-founder or the PELO independent magazine. She works together with several worthy illustrators and always gets involved in new projects and collaborations. Besides drawing, she sometimes likes to write, manufacture stuff, jump during concerts and is happy to twirl around with her eyes closed!

CSA Sisma – via Alfieri, 8

Opening on Saturday 14/04 – at 20

14/04

MuTT – Museo della Trappola per Topi

MuTT – Museo della Trappola per Topi
(Museum of Mousetraps)

Throughout history, mankind has always tried to limit the problems related to mice and rats. These little mammalian rodents can cause several problems for us bipeds willing to dominate the world: they invade places dedicated to food supplies, erode building materials, eat into books and documents, and even have the well-known ability to spread infectious diseases.

The muTT – Museum of Mousetraps – was created to gather proofs of this long-time duel between mankind and animals. It is a collection of traps and devices that have been used, throughout history, to catch mice and rodents, thus providing documentary evidence of the collective conscience related to this small tailed mammal.

 

Antichi forni, Piaggia della torre 4

OPENING Friday 13/04 at 19.00

 

Autodafé – A collective by Ratatà

Inauguration: Friday, April 13th, 2018, at 6.30 pm

Antichi Forni, via Piaggia della Torre, 4, Macerata

OPENING HOURS: Saturday 14th and Sunday15th: 10.00 am – 8.00 pm /

From 17th to 25th April 2018, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / 16.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Closed on Monday.

The Autodafé exhibition is born from the need to bring together artists who come from different places in the world, and have them come together in a hypothetical procession of donkeys, people who platonically “know not to know” and for this reason want to “know themselves”, and with themselves know each other.

 

Autodafé. Act of faith, one of the most impressive juridical ceremonies put together by the Spanish inquisition, in which sentenced people, carried in procession with headscarves in the shape of donkey heads, were flogged and asked to repent of their sins, not to be burnt alive.

A repentance ceremony.

A reflection, through shame and pain, on one’s own identity and on what sin is, presumed or real, embodied in our own person.

Let’s now remove all references to religion, let’s take away from sin the sense of disobedience to any god, let’s remove all punishment, moral or physical, pain or guilt.

The act of faith that remains is the one each of us, men, should offer to humanity: the act of faith by man to his fellow man, through the reflexion on one’s past and present mistakes, in which our identity, mix of experience, culture of belonging, historical genetics, comes into collision and painful friction with other identities. With self-criticism, yes, but also with self-irony.

East against West, rich against poor, north against south, man against woman, white against black, x against y.

In one of the many central historic moments in which bewilderment and superstition, moral and morality, sacred individual principles and induced totalitarianism are changing and modifying our perception of the world and consequently our relationship, with an increasingly lonely otherness, the role of the artist, of the cultured man, of the intellectual or simply of those who think and feel, is perhaps to create a dialogue through an “act of faith”, a formal request for excuses, a step towards the other, for the society that the individual belongs to, in a way or another.

ARTISTS:

• Marco Wagner

Marco Wagner (*1982) studied design at the University of Applied Sciences in Würzburg, Germany
with a focus on book illustration and is working as an artist and illustrator since 2006. In his art he is facing the fears and discomfort from his childhood, while the main focus is on people ́s vulnerability in an assumed protective environment. Religion, nature and tradition represent the biggest threat for figures in his works, though they flaunt their wounds with strange pride.

• Nicolas Zouliamis

Nicolas Zouliamis was born and raised in Bruxelles. He first studied illustration and comics at École de Recherche Graphique (ERG) and then screenwriting at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). In 2009 he wrote a feature film, directed by Luc Dardenne, as an account of his accomplished studies. Also, in 2009 he published his first comic book “La volupté d’hectopascal” for the publishing house “Cinquième Couche”. Later, he has been working as illustrator, storyboarder and comic book artist and has published several stories, especially for the Latvian anthology KUS Comics. Nicolas has been living in Paris since 2013, where he still works as illustrator and works together with magazines such as XXL, éditions du Soleil, Acte sud etc… In April 2016 he opened his solo exhibition “Perpetuum Mobile” at “Le MAGA” gallery, Bruxelles. In this occasion he published the silkscreen book “ La mort du chien” (Bichel éditions). He currently works on projects addressed to children.

• Ufficio Misteri

Ufficio Misteri is a three-illustrator artist collective, based in Bologna at Via Andrea Costa 77. Marco Bassi, Daniele Castellano, Bruno Zocca conceive and create images for customers in the artistic and publishing industry, using the drawing as a tool to experiment its supernatural possibilities with the aim of intertwining their signs and visual worlds.

“Mistero N°5: “IL BOSCO DEI GATT’ORCHI” by Ufficio Misteri. Texts: Marco Taddei / Sounds: Steve Scanu and Carlo Aromando.

The exhibition is the result of the project of buying and selling memories, which started a year ago: a service that allows whoever to forget some events of their own past, gaining also a little spare change. Looking into the memories offered by the public, Ufficio Misteri has identified some intriguing similarities among several cases: the past of three people was haunted by feline sinister presences, evoked by a common guilt and a trauma dating back to childhood. In order to investigate thoroughly in the memory of these people, Ufficio Misteri has called upon the ghostwriter Marco Taddei, whose help played a key role in the resolution of the case.

• Mohammad Barrangi

I am Mohammad Barrangi Fashtam.I am an illustrator and printmaker. I was born at Rasht, a northern city of Iran. It is about 9 years that I constantly illustrate for book and participate in different festivals. In this context, I try to professionally pursue my passion in life. I personally inspired by East. The place that I was born in it. By the elements that I have seen and engage since my childhood.

Oriental art has been reflected in my art with contemporary vision. The synchronization that is a feature of Iranian painting and the simplification in form and color along with motifs of this culture, are reflected in my art works. I create the ingenuity of elimination by reducing the number of colors to minimum. The colors used in my artworks are inspired by old tiles and Persian rugs. Showing this relationship is by modifying the components without changing their nature. I try to illustrate the symbols and signs coming from Iranian believes and eastern people. The symbols that might common in other cultures and tribes` believes. This images comes from my memories. Walking in Old Street of the city that I was born in it. The symbols and signs that are in above the doors combining with religious and art. I express my thought on the spirit of contemporary life by the characteristic of each person that turns to the animal. Their spirit empowered on them like the leadership and the potential impact of their life which shows how each person is going to engage with it. It delightful for me to take viewer to a long journey in east, Iran. Because I believe the people of other countries might not have the opportunity to travel and see other countries. So I create images coming from my soul and feeling showing a part of my land. The types are something such as poetry for me. My imagination about the eastern is so much powerful that each artist can create his or her personal style regarding their personal experiences. showing this mood that i currently living in it, motivates visitors to have a new look into the east.

• Luca Poncetta
Born in Italy in 1980. Currently living in Bologna and working in theatre, visual and performing arts. I worked as a creative consultant for visual and dramaturgic aspects of projects that have been hosted in various national and international festivals: Queer Festival (New York, US), Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, UK), The World as a Place of Truth (Wroclaw, Poland), Together Apart (Hamburg, Germany), Romaeuropa Festival (Roma, I), Santarcangelo International Festival (Santarcangelo, I).

• Insu Lee

 

Insu Lee is a visual artist who lives and works in Seoul and New York. He earned a BFA in Visual Design at Hongik University in Seoul and a MFA in Illustration at School of Visual Arts in New York.He has completed multiple projects with a wide range of clients as an illustrator, and his work has been awarded by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, AOI World Illustration, and 3X3 International Illustration. His works have also displayed many times in various galleries in USA, Asia, and Europe.

My work represents the combining together of diametric forces, fusing to accomplish a harmonious existence of human nature and conflicting ideologies.

• Serena Zanardi

Serena Zanardi was born in 1978 in Genoa, where she currently lives and works. Following her graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, she attended a course to specialise in languages and technologies of the contemporary photography project at the CPFR Bauer, Milan. In 2013 she won the San Fedele award. She has taken part into exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs both in Italy and abroad: Icaf, Sasama (Japan), Bocs Cosenza, CAIR Ceramic Artist Residence (Neümunster), FRAC Corse (Ajaccio), Albisola artisti cercasi…

I must have been five, six years old and, one day, my grandpa showed to me a dead mole, hit by the hoe. He laid the little animal on a table and tried to “teach” me that it was nogood for the garden so it should be killed. I looked for some scraps of cloth to set up a crib, where I placed the animal. I thought that in this way the mole could have “recovered” from death. I didn’t know back then that death exists and that the animal is blind by nature. Many moles represent my act of faith, a stimulus to think about prejudices, about what we did wrong and what we are doing wrong.

 

TINALS STIGMA

Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life – TINALS STIGMA

This Is Not A Love Song in cooperation with Stigma

Presents:

Remake VHS 022 – Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life

Graphic remake by VVAA Stigma

Poster by: Cosimo Miorelli / Cover by: Stefano Zattera

About the exhibit: Stigma artists summarize the 1983-cult movie directed by Terry Jones, through comic strips. It is the 22nd VHS of Remake collection by TINALS.

The VHS is made up of 15 hand-painted movie frames, drawn cover and a poster.

With:

Tiziano Angri / Cammello / Spugna / Marco Galli / Luca Negri / Darkam / Ponticelli / Officina Infernale / Dario Panzieri / Squaz / Akab / Marco Corona / Cosimo Miorelli / Stefano Zattera / Tommy Gun Moretti.

Biography: Stigma is a “brand-new” publisher run and constituted by authors whose aim is to publish comic books that nobody has written yet.

 

Juke box all’idrogeno – corso della Repubblica 41

APERTURA giovedì 12/04 ore 16.00

12/04 > 25/04

tutti i giorni 9.00 – 20.00

Strane Dizioni

This year We’ll not just celebrate Ratatà Festival’ 5th editon:2018 will also be the 10th anniversary of Strane Dizioni, the independent publishing house, one of the most important in Italy, deus ex machina of the festival itself.
Along its long career has screenprinted,produced books and posters on limited edition of some of the most interesting authors related to contemporary illustration and comic scene, including Igor Hofbauer, Jesse Jacobs, Celine Guichard, Tomi Um, Henning Wagenbreth, Nora Krug, and many others.

LINK
website stranedizioni.org
instagram @strane_dizioni

spazio mirionima – piazza dell Libertà 2

Inaugurazione sabato 14/04 – ore 18.00

14/04 > 25/04

durante il festival orario continuato 10.00 – 20.00

Tutti i giorni 10.00 – 13.00 / 16.30 – 20.00, lunedì chiuso