30 March-29 April 2012. This exhibition, entitled God Save Anime (Souls), brings together a nucleus of works that are inspired by the world of American comics and Japanese manga and brought to being by the Italian artist Sergio Cavallerin. On display is a selection of canvases as well as sculptures and an installation dedicated to the Dragon Ball cartoon. These works take the public on an ironic and impertinent journey through icons and reference models, proposed by contemporary culture for new generations. For Cavallerin, cartoon characters have become today's protagonists of a real cult and they deserve therefore to be raised, in a sometimes provocative way, to the role of sacred images. There is no doubt that some cartoons’ protagonists from the past have become symbols of an era and society and, for Cavallerin, this will also happen with contemporary cartoons’ characters.
On 1 April at 16.30 a life performance, entitled Manga Idol, will underline the cultural role of these fantastical heroes.