A Little of Salone at the MAXXI in Rome

Extraordinary exhibition on the brilliant Jacovitti curated by Dino Aloi and Silvia Jacovitti with Giulia Ferracci.

Benito Jacovitti made his debut as a comics author at a very young age and then became an important reference name for comics. From his pen and his drawings come characters who have become famous in the popular imagination, such as Cocco Bill, Zorry Kid, Jack Mandolino, Tom Nosy. Jacovitti published strips in Il Vittorioso, il Corriere dei Piccoli and il Corriere dei Ragazzi, and drew the cartoons of the Diario Vitt, which accompanied generations of young Italian students for more than thirty years (1949 - 1980).
On display are the one hundred characters created by the cartoonist.
Together with the exhibition at MAXXI, in tandem the MACTE Museum of Contemporary Art of Termoli presents Tutti le follie di Jac! to delve deeper into technical and linguistic inventions that have made "the fishbone" a recognizable style, and Jacovitti an inventor of unforgettable signs and characters.
The two projects, parallel and complementary, under the single title Jacovittissimamente, transport the viewer into the animated and dynamic world invented by the artist.

At the Salone, Jacovitti was one of the most important presences starting in 1971 when he won the Palma d'Oro for Humorous Drawing which gave him the opportunity to create the famous "Venice must be saved" poster; in 1975 again the Palma d'Oro for Illustrated Literature (as graphic novels were called then!); finally in '97 theDattero d'Oro for Comics.

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The works are the intellectual property of the authors, protected by copyright, and are exhibited on the site for the sole purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of the "Salone”.

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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!

Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera