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festivalfilosofia sapere;2008




Non stop

09.00 - 23.00

Serge Bloch
Gallery of amazing pictures and crazy objects

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Mixing photos, drawings and everyday objects such as old telephones and paper boats, Serge Bloch creates funny people and strange objects you never thought you'd meet. His drawings are lean and understated, a couple of sketched features and an object inserted where you didn't expect are enough to create images of extraordinary communicative power. His visual games, which are deceptively simple, are both allusive and elusive: a globe changes its use and becomes an enormous nose stuck on an outlined face, a computer mouse is changed into an aeroplane, a hand into an elephant. Famous people are evoked by the use of objects, photos, small details and distinctive signs that make them immediately recognisable: hence Giuseppe Verdi dressed in a paper tailcoat covered with an opera score, or Leonardo da Vinci depicted with a flip-top skull where his amazing flying machines took shape and took off. With his inexhaustible repertoire of creative images, Bloch manages to create in the spectator, young and old alike, new ways of looking at the world, sowing doubts and challenging certainties. Pure genius!

The Serge Bloch exhibition is in two sections and includes drawings, book and magazine covers and images created for advertising or those taken form books such as   L'Encyclopédie des cancres, des rebelles et autres  genies and What are feelings? and others; animated cartoons are also on view.

Serge Bloch, book illustrator, works with leading French children's book publishing houses (Gallimard Jeunesse, Seuil, L'école des loisirs, Hachette Jeunesse, Sarbacane...) and in the field of advertising for periodicals such as Libération, The New York Times, The Washington Post. He is artistic director of Bayard Presse, which specialises in magazines for children and young readers. Currently he lives in the U.S., where several one-man exhibitions have been dedicated to his work.

The exhibition continues until 20 November 2008 at the following times:
Il Castello dei ragazzi - Sala Estense
Friday, Saturday and bank holidays 10.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 19.00
Sala espositiva Biblioteca "A. Loria"
Tuesday to Saturday 09.00 - 20.00
Sunday and Monday 15.00 - 20.00
Entrance free

For information:
Il Castello dei ragazzi
tel. 059 649 961
Biblioteca "A. Loria"
tel. 059 649 950

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