Matteo Gaspari

Matteo Gaspari is one of the organizer of BilBOlbul festival. He collaborates with Treviso Comic Book Festival as well as member of the jury for the Boscarato Award. He is the founder of Banana Oil, a web magazine dedicated to comics where he selectes, translates and publish short stories. He is a comics translator and writes a column about comics for Italian magazine "Blow Up".
Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

20 years of graphic novel in Italy

International conference

with Alice Milani, Emilio Varrà, Matteo Gaspari, Alessio Trabacchini, Virginia Tonfoni, Otto Gabos, Matteo Stefanelli, Daniele Barbieri, Paolo Bacilieri, Lorenzo Ghetti, Eliana Albertini, Andrea Voglino, Enrico Fornaroli, Igort, Fumettibrutti, Daniele Brolli, Vanna Vinci, Alessandro Bilotta, Sara Colaone, David B., Elettra Stamboulis, Maurizio Lacavalla, Gianluca Costantini, Onofrio Catacchio, Ratigher

20 years of graphic novel in Italy it’s an opportunity of comparison and reflection on the graphic novel impact on our comics scene. There are many branches of this impact: from the economic ones, link to the editorial market transformations, to the “mutation” of the reading public, or even to the different ways in which comics have found their place in the contemporary imagination. ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ chooses to concentrate on the analysis of certain narrative and aesthetic directions within which the graphic novel has developed, trying to highlight the questions, consciously posed, that these twenty years of graphic novels have generated.
Free entrance by reservation:

Everyone over 12 years of age must show the COVID-19 digital green certificate at the entrance. To protect privacy, the holder's personal data is only read out via the national VerificationC19 app and will not be stored.

Entry: I posti sono esauriti. Sarà possibile seguire il convegno in diretta streaming su questo sito.

Duration: 9h

Price: gratuito


I posti riservati al pubblico esterno sono esauriti. Studentesse e studenti dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna possono ancora iscriversi, rivolgendosi ai propri coordinatori di corso.

Curated by Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna.
In collaboration with Hamelin.
The event is part of BilBOlbul 2021, winner of the Promozione Fumetto 2021, promoted by General Direction Contemporary Creativity - Ministry of Culture.
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Meet the author: Antoine Cossé

chair Matteo Gaspari

with Antoine Cossé

The work of Antoine Cossé is elusive: between pirate mutinies and long car rides in the company of mysterious magicians, his visual approach is ever-changing and modern. Thanks to his mastering of black and white, his use of silence as a narrative device and the existential ambiguity that pervades his stories, Cossé manages to convey a palpable tension, so that even in the most pervasive calm it feels like the explosion is just around the corner.

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

In collaboration with Erasmus Mundus in Culture Letterarie Europee, Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Breakdown Press.
talk Sunday 5 Dec H 12:00
DAS - Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali

Invisible Lines: drawing silence

with Lucie Lučanská, Lisa Ottenburgh, Elena Pagliani, Marco Quadri, Antoine Cossé

chair Matteo Gaspari

Entry: libero fino a esaurimento posti

Duration: 1h30

The event forms part of Invisible Lines, co-financed by the European Union's  Creative Europe Programme.
In collaboration with Flanders Literature, Czech Literary Centre.