Inauguration of the Sanremo Art&Comics Art Exhibitions
It is very difficult to give even an approximate estimation of the amazing wealth of stories, images, icons, graphic styles and artistry the comic has produced in over a century of its history. However the Sanremo Art & Comics show, which this year celebrates its first edition in the prestigious setting of the Palafiori, at least does try to provide an idea, and to do this has fielded the passion and the expertise of professionals who are among the most appreciated in their respective areas of work.
Passion and skill that has resulted in the mounting of seven great exhibitions, curated by Sergio Pignatone and Giuseppe Pollicelli, each one trying to illustrate as fully as possible one of the components that make up the immense mosaic of the comic, a form of expression that has contributed a great deal to intellectual history and contemporary society but whose cultural relevance – despite indisputable steps taken recently – is still not fully understood and recognized. Sanremo Art & Comics wants to make its contribution to this process of legitimization, and the main way it aims to do this is with these seven large retrospectives, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the art of comics.