Mauro Bellei


On Thursday 14 February 2019 at 6.30 pm Fondazione Pastificio Cerere in collaboration with Fatatrac presents the Talk with Mauro Bellei on the occasion of the bibliographic exhibition Libri per bambini con il culto dell’immagine [Books for children with the cult of image], with publications from the private collection of Giuseppe Garrera and the library of the Malaspina Foundation, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva and Cartastraccia.

The meeting will be an opportunity to deepen with one of the authors featured in the exhibition, Mauro Bellei, two different thematic areas: the photographic book and the game book, investigating the mechanisms of creation and creation. Bellei’s publishing works, from the photographic artist’s book to the educational kits or game books, can be defined as real toolboxes for the minds of the little ones, capable of freeing the reader’s imagination and imagination. Books that are real design objects at the service of young readers.

At the meeting with Mauro Bellei will participate Giulia Franchi of the Art Laboratory of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, who has worked for years in the field of artistic education for children, Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, curator of the exhibition and Orsola Longhini, of the association Cartastraccia.

Libri per bambini con il culto dell’immagine is a project born from the desire to deepen the production field of photographic publishing for children, focusing on the most innovative experiences of the Italian and international scene from the sixties to the contemporary. The project represents an original work of census and research of this rich production for children, of which in Italy there are still no specific surveys.

Mauro Bellei is an architect from Bologna who has developed an approach aimed at the active transformation of objects and architectures: a way to give them “life” and make them interact with those who use them. Each of his work, in the different disciplines he has gone through, can be read as a game. He joins the profession of architect a great passion for publishing, whose practice, from self-production to industrial publishing, passes through the experience of the artist’s book. His design work, born of theatrical collaborations, has developed intertwining spectacular sets with works of design and architecture. With Fatatrac he published: Mille case per mille storie, 2019; La linea che unisce, 2017; Storiellinee, 2016; ABC dei sassi, 2015; L’abc messo in gioco, 2014; Sassi animati, 2014; Orto in gure, 2012; Zoo di segni, 2011.