• The Rule and the Game


    This exhibition is entirely interactive, conceived to be visited and experiences at a “child level”.
    Rules and games are the two guidelines authors were challenged to think about, and visitors have to experience them too. As a matter of fact, the exhibition allows visitors to handle, touch and experience books and site specific ambients on the spot.
    The exhibition path starts with Bruno Munari’s work on the Prelibri, and goes on with pop-ups, concertina books, glow-in-the-dark ink, 3D glassesapps, highlighting the work of twenty artists who are redefining traditional notions of picture books and regular books, as well as the concept of reading and the role of the reader.

    This path is followed by a section dedicated to the detailed analysis of young author Adrian Parlange’s work: visitors can examine the planning and design of one of his illustrated books and the creative process at the base of it.
    The exhibition ensd with seven installations, each one by a different European author: Isidro Ferrer, Anne Herbauts, Ben Newman, Daniela Olejnikova, Hélène Riff, Katrin Stangl and Massimiliano Tappari. They all had the task of reworking and playing with the concept of “reading between the lines”.

    The exhibition will be supported by guided tours and workshops (booking in advance is mandatory).

    April, 4th – 22nd 2017
    Biblioteca Salaborsa and Urban Center
    (Piazza del Nettuno, 3)

    Opening: Monday, April, 3th 2017 – H 18.30
    Adrien Parlange, Daniela Olejníková and Massimiliano Tappari will be present at the opening.

    Massimiliano Tappari will also discuss his work in a public lecture at CUBO Unipol (piazza Vieira de Mello, 3/5) Wednesday April 5th 2017 – H 9.30.


    Supported by the European project Transbook Chidren’s Literature on the Move.
    Curated by Hamelin Associazione Culturale and SPLJ – Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse en Seine-Saint-Denis.
    In collaboration with Biblioteca Salaborsa Ragazzi, Urban Center Bologna.
    On the occasion of Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2017.

    The exhibition is supported by Transbook Children’s Literature on the Move, co-financed by the Creative Europe project of the European Union.
    Transbook is a European project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme 2014/2020 of the European Union, coordinated by Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse (France) in partnership with Hamelin Associazione Culturale (Italy), Europäische Kinder- und Jugendbuchmesse Saarbrücken (Germany), Tantàgora (Spain), Arts Basics for Children (Belgium), Nobrow Ltd (UK) e Literárne informačné centrum (Slovakia).
    Transbook Children's Literature on the Move