Bruno Munari Study Day - Center for Italian Modern Art

Bruno Munari Study Day – Center for Italian Modern Art


December 09, 2022, 10:00 AM – 06:30 PM


Keynote speaker: Prof. Pierpaolo Antonello, Cambridge University

The exhibition Bruno Munari: The Child In just, curated by Steven Guarnaccia and on view in New York at the Center for Italian Fashionable Art (CIMA) from Oct 6, 2022 to January 14, 2023, focuses on Munari’s illustrated children’s publications. These books expressed, in an available sort, Munari’s vast-ranging thoughts about the opportunities that art offered to connect visually. With each other with artworks, design and style objects, photos and toys, the exhibition provides a great number of perspectives through which to look at Munari’s solution to artwork, design, and pedagogy.

With this Bruno Munari Review Working day, CIMA’s Research Fellows sign up for notable scholars from diverse fields—including Heritage of Artwork and Architecture, Italian Research, Historical past of Style, Instruction, Children’s Literature—to investigate the themes at the centre of the exhibition in and outside of proven vital frameworks.

The convention will consider put in human being at the Middle for Italian Present day Artwork. Besides the keynote address and two scholarly panels, a team of designers and structure historians will also assemble for a distinctive roundtable session focused to a immediate investigation of some of the guides and objects in the exhibition, a “return to most important sources” that will give a firsthand chance to examine the improvements at perform in Munari’s operate.

Meeting Program

10AM: Meeting registration and viewing of the exhibition Bruno Munari: The Little one Inside, curated by Steven Guarnaccia.

11AM: Panel 1 – Bruno Munari and the Visual Arts

Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Hunter College or university and CUNY Graduate Center), “CONFABULATIONS: Munari’s Photographic Alphabet”

David Reinfurt (Princeton University), “… meet the Tetracono”

Luca Zaffarano (curator and independent scholar), “Travelling with Bruno Munari”

Giulia Zompa (CIMA Analysis Fellow), “The American Munari involving Artwork, Publishing, and Design”

Adopted by discussion

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch Break

1:30PM: Panel 2 – In Munari’s Words: Schooling, Layout and Publishing

Margaret Scarborough (CIMA Resarch Fellow), “The Cages of Bruno Munari: Fantasies of Independence and Constraint”

Nicola Lucchi (Middle for Italian Present day Artwork), “Bruno Munari, or the Artwork of the Side Gig”

Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute University of Art), “Redefining Children’s Books A single Site at a Time: The Function of Bruno Munari and Květa Pacovská”

Adopted by dialogue

3PM: Panel 3: Roundtable discussion on Munari’s choose books and online games

Moderator: Kimberlie Birks (impartial scholar, design author)

Discussants: Nicola Cipani (New York College), Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute Higher education of Artwork), Isabel Roxas (storyteller and graphic artist)

5:30PM Keynote tackle

Pierpaolo Antonello (Cambridge University), “Open Functions: Bruno Munari’s Interactive Style in an Analog World”



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