closed Italy and the International Graphic Alliance

The show

The Magazzino delle Idee in Trieste will present the exhibition Italy and the Alliance Graphique Internationale from 21 September. 25 graphics of the '900 , organized by ERPAC , the Regional Body for the cultural heritage of Friuli Venezia Giulia and curated by Carlo Vinti . The exhibition is dedicated to 25 Italian professionals belonging to the Alliance Graphique Internationale, the association that since 1951 has brought together the most important professionals in the world: through their works, the exhibition itinerary offers an insight into the history of Italian graphics in the second half of the ' 900.

The exhibition was born in fact on the occasion of the seventieth AGI Congress which this year will be held in Trieste (19 - 23 September 2022) organized by an Italian AGI team led by Paolo Tassinari.

The twenty-five authors on display, whose cultural and professional roots lie in the last century, are among the greatest exponents of Italian graphics and international design: Franco Balan, Walter Ballmer, Franco Bassi, Egidio Bonfante, Erberto Carboni, Eugenio Carmi, Mimmo Castellano , Pierluigi Cerri, Giulio Cittato, Giulio Confalonieri, Silvio Coppola, Germano Facetti, Franco Grignani, Italo Lupi, Emanuele Luzzati, Riccardo Manzi, Armando Milani, Bruno Munari, Bob Noorda, Giovanni Pintori, Pino Tovaglia, Roberto Sambonet, Albe Steiner, Pierpaolo Summit, Heinz Waibl.

On display over 200 works including posters, advertisements, editorial products and other printed together with some sketches and design sketches, correspondence between AGI members and documents relating to the life of the association.

Each author is presented in a dedicated section through some of the most significant works created between the early 1950s and the end of the century for museums, theaters, publishing and for well-known companies such as Barilla, Campari, Coop, Olivetti. , Pirelli, Pure Virgin Wool. A visual and aesthetic heritage that has entered the everyday life of Italians that many will remember.

Without claiming to document the entire career of the 25 graphic designers, the sections dedicated to each of them present a selection of works, focusing in some cases on individual projects or personal research. Within the exhibition itinerary, three thematic islands frame the work of the twenty-five designers against the backdrop of some salient developments in graphics in Italy and the history of the Alliance Graphique Internationale. These intervals between the personal sections - in addition to photographs and documents - host some works by other authors and authors such as Lora Lamm and Anita Klinz, who have played an important role in the history of graphic design in Italy.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Corso Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour n.2
34132 Trieste


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Until 11 June 2023

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