15th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: HOLIDAYS IN ITALY

  • A captivating theme, masterfully interpreted by Barberis, Congiu. and Zivadinovic. Pino Zac and Alberto Fremura are awarded ex-aequo, the Palme d'Or for drawing; Edmond Kiraz, France, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme. Dario Fo wins the Palme d'Or for humorous literature with "Teatro Comico".

    To complement the cartoons, various works by "Calandrino" and a retrospective of the main Italian satirical magazine "Il Fischietto" are exhibited, a publication born in 1848 and lasting until 1916; an exhibition of drawings inspired by the Gnomes of the Polish Flisak and the interpretation of Lipinski's Mona Lisa. The path of political satire is attempted with three artists, an Italian, Pino Zac, a Swiss, Jurg Spahr, and a German.

    This year the awards ceremony is held outdoors: in Piazza del Popolo in the old city, with readings by Dario Fo, the main guest of the event!

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1962 Fo Letteratura umoristica
  • 1962 Baker Letteratura umoristica
  • 1962 Steinberg Letteratura illustrata
  • 1962_Melegari Letteratura ragazzi
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    The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

    We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

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