closed CAOS

The show

Opening: Saturday March 2, 4:30 pm

The international exhibition of contemporary illustrators has reached the XIV edition and, as every year, returns to the Raccolte Frugone in an exhibition organized in two separate sections.

Once dedicated to illustrators who participated in the annual illustration competition interpreting the theme CAOS, a selection of 48 authors chosen by the jury presided over by the famous Argentine artist Guillermo Mordillo among 975 participants from 50 countries around the world.

The second section, on the other hand, is considered to be just one of them, a Mordillo, protagonist of an exhibition of over 100 works, a retrospective - entitled The tenderness of fear - of his most significant illustrations, starting from the original works of the years in the 50s up to the most current works, from drawings on sport - in particular golf and football - to the desecrating tables on love and the couple; from the tables drawn from books to preparatory sketches, without forgetting his cute animals, with great surprise to the famous and unforgettable giraffes that in 2018 celebrated the 50th anniversary of their creation.

The International competition has been for years an important moment that sees the affirmations and emergent dealing with the theme presented by Tapirulan, giving life to innovative, creative works ready to enrich the world of the illustration in particular, art in general , generating curiosity in the public and among the insiders.


On the occasion of the event a catalog was published dedicated to the Mordillo monographic exhibition, published by Tapirulan editions. Also available the catalog of the works of the forty-eight selected illustrators and the 2019 calendar with images among the first 12 classified

The winners of the 2018 competition

The winners: the Critics Award went to Joey Guidone; the People's Award was won by the couple Gianluca Patti and Bianca Sangalli Moretti.

The 12 authors published on the 2019 calendar are: Emanuele Benetti, Inna Burshteyn, Giulia Canala, Beatrice Cerocchi, James Daw, Luca Di Battista, Joey Guidone, Irene and Irene, Marie Muravski, Filippo Spinelli, Laura Zani, Antonio Zeoli.

Timetable and tickets


Via Capolungo, 9
16167 Genova


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