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 College

The exhibition Bruno Munari: The Kid Within, curated by Steven Guarnaccia and on check out in New York at the Heart for Italian Fashionable Artwork (CIMA) from Oct 6, 2022 to January 14, 2023, focuses on Munari’s illustrated children’s textbooks. These books expressed, in an accessible sort, Munari’s huge-ranging suggestions about the possibilities that artwork made available to converse visually. With each other with artworks, layout objects, images and toys, the exhibition delivers countless perspectives through which to take a look at Munari’s tactic to art, style, and pedagogy.

With this Bruno Munari Analyze Day, CIMA’s Exploration Fellows be a part of distinguished scholars from various fields—including Record of Art and Architecture, Italian Experiments, Heritage of Structure, Schooling, Children’s Literature—to examine the themes at the center of the exhibition inside of and outside of founded vital frameworks.

The meeting will choose area in man or woman at the Center for Italian Fashionable Art. Moreover the keynote tackle and two scholarly panels, a group of designers and design and style historians will also obtain for a exclusive roundtable session devoted to a direct analysis of some of the textbooks and objects in the exhibition, a “return to principal sources” that will supply a firsthand chance to inspect the innovations at enjoy in Munari’s do the job.

Meeting Plan

10AM: Convention registration and viewing of the exhibition Bruno Munari: The Youngster Within just, curated by Steven Guarnaccia.

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

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

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

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

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

Adopted by discussion

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch Split

1:30PM: Panel 2 – In Munari’s Words and phrases: Education and learning, Design and style and Publishing

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

Nicola Lucchi (Heart for Italian Fashionable Artwork), “Bruno Munari, or the Art of the Side Gig”

Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute School of Artwork), “Redefining Children’s Textbooks A single Web page at a Time: The Get the job done of Bruno Munari and Květa Pacovská”

Followed by dialogue

3PM: Panel 3: Roundtable discussion on Munari’s select guides and online games

Moderator: Kimberlie Birks (unbiased scholar, design and style author)

Discussants: Nicola Cipani (New York University), Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute Faculty of Art), Isabel Roxas (storyteller and graphic artist)

5:30PM Keynote deal with

Pierpaolo Antonello (Cambridge College), “Open Operates: Bruno Munari’s Interactive Design in an Analog World”



General public programming at CIMA is made probable with the generous support of Tiro a Segno Basis


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