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“Vicoli e Ruelles”. Representations of urban space in comics between Italy and Québec”- Exhibition

Set up initially in Genoa and later in Montréal, the exhibition presents comic strips created by 24 Italian and Quebec authors, on the theme of the representation of urban space. Vicoli e Ruelles arises from a previous collaboration between the Italian curators and the BDM Festival and from the desire to compare the ways of representing two spaces which, albeit with profound differences, have points of contact: the alleys of Genoa and the ruelles of Montréal, or rather narrow, intimate, protected urban spaces, which can easily become a metaphor for our interiority and our relationships. For Genoa, the alleys are the essence of the medieval historic center, the central core of the city.

All Genoese know that the ancient urban layout is divided into two areas: that of the alleys or caruggi, the lower city, near the port, animated by a variegated humanity, sometimes in crisis but always pulsating, and that of the crêuze, the narrow streets of bricks that climb the steep hills, still dotted with gardens and orchards. The ruelles of Montréal are alleys that run behind the three-storey houses, which are overlooked by the gardens, often occupied by children playing hockey and by dogs accompanied by their owners. They are “abusive” ways as they do not have a number, but welcome forms of solidarity, posters, meetings.

From April 28 to May 31 2022
Free admission
Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal
1200 Av. du Dr Penfield
• from Monday to Thursday: 9:00 – 1:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:00pm
• Friday: 9:00 – 1:00pm

Curated by Elisa Bricco, Johanne Desrochers, Anna Giaufret, Ferruccio Giromini, Franco Melis, Greg Nowak The exhibition is organized by the Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture with the BD de Montréal Festival (FBDM), the Department of Lin gue and Modern Culture ( DLCM), the Interdepartmental Research Center on Visual Arts (ciVIS) and the Interdepartmental Center for Research on the Americas (CIRAm) of the University of Genoa, as part of the public notice for Comic Promotion 2021, promoted by the Directorate General for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture.

Authors on show: Eliana Albertini, Paolo Bacilieri, Bianca Bagnarelli, Lorena Canottiere, Sara Colaone, Andrea Ferraris, Emanuele Giacopetti, Gabriella Giandelli, Marino Neri, Davide Reviati, Silvia Rocchi, Pietro Scarnera, Caroline Breault aka Cab, Samuel Cantin, Ariane Dénommé , Pascal Girard, Michel Hellman, Mélanie Leclerc, Tania Mignacca, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Michel Rabagliati, Salgood Sam alias Max Douglas, Shaghayegh Moazzami, Mireille St-Pierre.

Reservation no longer available

  • Organized by: IIC Montréal
  • In collaboration with: Palazzo Ducale Genova - BD
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