15 Nov-3 Dec. Still in time to see the free exhibition that celebrates illustrations as a story-telling device in the recent history of journalism.
‘The colour of words, art illustrations through the cultural supplement of Corriere della Sera’ is a free temporary exhibition hosted by the Triennale di Milano until Sunday 3 December. Featuring hundreds of illustrations that have been published in ‘La Lettura’, the cultural supplement of newspaper Corriere della Sera, this exhibit showcases the works of almost 50 artists and was curated by Gianluigi Colin and Antonio Troiano.
The show displays illustrated newspapers in a way that leaves room for the viewer’s interpretations to roam freely, but the experience is accompanied subliminally by questions about the role of illustration in journalism and how it shapes the viewer's reading experience.
While many may argue that images are complementary to text in the context of newspapers, this exhibit proposes placing illustrations on the first plane instead, recognising their autonomy to tell stories and convey messages on their own. The hashtag promoting this show is #coloredelleparole (colours of the words), an invitation to celebrate the power of images as a creative and powerful story-telling instrument. Hosted by the dynamically designed Palazzo della Triennale, the whole setting surrounding this exhibition encourages and inspires creative thinking.
Free entrance. Tue-Sun 10.30-20.30.