Infantāsia - exhibition
Extraordinarity of an everyday life in drawings of
Italian and Japanese children, 1938-2004
Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Piazza San Marco,
4th - 30th March 2005
40th Anniversary of the
twinship in between Florence and Kyoto
Under the auspices of the
President of the Italian Republic
Supported by the Region of Tuscany
The Exhibition was realized in cooperation with
the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and
Municipality of Florence (Office of international
relationship) , Foundation Italy-Japan.
Infantāsia was promoted by Gabinetto Scientifico
Letterario G.P. Vieusseux, INDIRE (Istituto
Nazionale di Documentazione per l'Innovazione e la
Ricerca Educativa), International Picture Gallery
of age of development Aldo Cibaldi - Department of
Cultural and Education of the Municipality of
Rezzato (BS), Private Collection of Gloria Levoni
and Cultural Association - Contemporary
The exhibition is a particular meeting point the
West and for the East through a selection of 80
drawings of Italian and Japanese girls and boys
from 1938 till our days.
Infantāsia is a trip into extraordinarity of an
everyday life through the child's fantasy that is
really different from the common sense vision of
the reality than an adult has.
Children's drawings demonstrate their vision of
the world and attitude to it, having much in
common. The exhibition is a show of ways of
understanding life, shown as an unique picture of
our children, as an expression of common ideas and
fantasy beyond all cultural differences.
The exhibition is accompanied by a series of
photographs of Fosco Maraini that capture in
moments and expressions of the child's world.
The catalogue published by Polistampa Publishing
House in Florence is introduced by articles of
Antonio Faeti and Marco Fagioli.
Infantāsia is expected to be held in Bisai (Nagoya)
on the 10 of March and in Kyoto in autumn 2005.