BilBOlbul is dedicating its opening exhibition to Giacomo Nanni, a prolific and important author, who has not been reflected upon enough in Italy. This solo exhibition, at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna has been curated to underline the importance of Nanni amongst contemporary Italian comic authors, accompanying the public to an understanding of his work and his unique style.
Nanni’s work often experiments with the comics language, pointing towards a precise, often graphic, style and includes reflections on other artistic disciplines, contributing to its strength and testing the comics limits. Nanni has always used computers to work with the visual layers of the image and to imitate antique printing methods.
The exhibition will provide an opportunity to follow the evolution of his work from his first to his most recent pieces, some of it, yet unseen in Italy: from his first stories in magazines, most of all in Canicola, his books Cronachete, dedicated to his cat, his biography of Casanova, published in France to his most recent work Prima di Adamo.