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 Baby Inside of, curated by Steven Guarnaccia and on see in New York at the Centre for Italian Fashionable Art (CIMA) from Oct 6, 2022 to January 14, 2023, focuses on Munari’s illustrated children’s guides. These books expressed, in an obtainable sort, Munari’s huge-ranging thoughts about the alternatives that artwork offered to communicate visually. Together with artworks, style and design objects, pictures and toys, the exhibition provides plenty of views through which to analyze Munari’s approach to art, style, and pedagogy.

With this Bruno Munari Examine Working day, CIMA’s Analysis Fellows be a part of distinguished scholars from numerous fields—including History of Art and Architecture, Italian Research, History of Layout, Training, Children’s Literature—to examine the themes at the centre of the exhibition inside of and outdoors of founded significant frameworks.

The meeting will acquire position in particular person at the Middle for Italian Fashionable Artwork. Besides the keynote address and two scholarly panels, a team of designers and style and design historians will also collect for a distinctive roundtable session committed to a immediate evaluation of some of the publications and objects in the exhibition, a “return to major sources” that will provide a firsthand prospect to inspect the innovations at play in Munari’s get the job done.

Meeting Plan

10AM: Convention registration and viewing of the exhibition Bruno Munari: The Baby Inside of, curated by Steven Guarnaccia.

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

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

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

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

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

Adopted by dialogue

12:30-1:30PM: Lunch Crack

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

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

Nicola Lucchi (Center for Italian Modern day Art), “Bruno Munari, or the Art of the Facet Gig”

Paloma Diaz-Dickson (illustrator, Maryland Institute College of Artwork), “Redefining Children’s Guides 1 Page at a Time: The Do the job of Bruno Munari and Květa Pacovská”

Followed by discussion

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

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

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

5:30PM Keynote address

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



General public programming at CIMA is designed possible with the generous aid of Tiro a Segno Basis


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