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Bruno Munari Study Day – Center for Italian Modern Art

Bruno Munari Study Day - Center for Italian Modern Art

December 9, 2022

10:00 AM – 06:30 PM


Keynote speaker: Prof. Pierpaolo Antonello, Cambridge College

The exhibition Bruno Munari: The Child Within, curated by Steven Guarnaccia and on perspective in New York at the Middle for Italian Modern day Art (CIMA) from Oct 6, 2022 to January 14, 2023, focuses on Munari’s illustrated children’s guides. These textbooks expressed, in an obtainable type, Munari’s wide-ranging ideas about the alternatives that artwork provided to converse visually. Collectively with artworks, design and style objects, images and toys, the exhibition gives innumerable perspectives via which to analyze Munari’s technique to art, style, and pedagogy.

With this Bruno Munari Review Working day, CIMA’s Investigate Fellows sign up for outstanding students from varied fields—including Historical past of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, Background of Structure, Schooling, Children’s Literature—to investigate the themes at the middle of the exhibition within and outside the house of established critical frameworks.

The meeting will get area in individual at the Center for Italian Fashionable Art. Aside from the keynote handle and two scholarly panels, a team of designers and layout historians will also assemble for a particular roundtable session devoted to a direct assessment of some of the guides and objects in the exhibition, a “return to major sources” that will present a firsthand option to examine the innovations at engage in in Munari’s function.

Conference Plan

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

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

Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Hunter Faculty and CUNY Graduate Middle), “CONFABULATIONS: Munari’s Photographic Alphabet”

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

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

Giulia Zompa (CIMA Investigate Fellow), “The American Munari amongst Art, Publishing, and Design”

Adopted by dialogue

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch Break

1:30PM: Panel 2 – In Munari’s Text: Education and learning, Layout and Publishing

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

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

Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute Faculty of Artwork), “Redefining Children’s Publications One Web page at a Time: The Operate of Bruno Munari and Květa Pacovská”

Adopted by discussion

3PM: Panel 3: Roundtable discussion on Munari’s pick out guides and game titles

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

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

5:30PM Keynote handle

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



Public programming at CIMA is manufactured attainable with the generous assistance of Tiro a Segno Foundation