An exhibition curated by Viviana Gravano with artworks by Gianluca Ascione, Ren Arman Cerantonio and Noah Schiatti
The exhibition features the works of three young cartoonists and illustrators who work around ideas related to queer bodies. With different aesthetic and conceptual ideas, all three of them understand the concept of “body” as a territory to be explored in terms of identity, creating a vision that goes beyond any type of definition or boundary, traditional point of view and standard idea. The exhibition will present a series of unreleased works by Gianluca Ascione, Noah Schiatti and Ren Arman Cerantonio. In addition to this, the event will present a site-specific artwork, that was created by six artists specifically for the Attitudes gallery.
Opening: Thursday sept. 9th h. 17.00
Gianluca Ascione was born in Gemona del Friuli (Udine) in 1994. Since his high school years he has self-produced zines and comics with the IANONOIA group (2012). Since 2016 he has lived and worked in Bologna where he graduated in Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts. He won the Coop For Words award for the Comicscategory (2016). Canicola edizioni published his comic book Il grifone d’oro (2018) with which he received anomination as “Breakthrough Author”; at the Treviso Comic Book Festival in 2019. He participated in the anthology titled Sporchi e Subito edited by Fumettibrutti (Feltrinelli comics, 2020).
Ren Arman Cerantonio has been studying Comics and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna since 2018. Since that same year he has been collaborating with the self-produced zine La Raccolta dell’umido with the story Occasioni Buttate. More recently he has created illustrations for the Cassero LGBTI + Center, he collaborates and is responsible for La Falla, the association’s newspaper, and works on personal projects involving fiction and queer representation.
Noah Schiatti was born in 1996 in Reggio Emilia. He made his debut with the graphic novel Solleone (AsteriscoEdizioni, 2020) and in the same year he was the winner of the fourth edition of Inside Comics organized by Be Comics Padova. He creates comics and illustrations for various anthologies and fanzines, as well as for different Italian and foreign projects (LOK ZINE, Quindrie Press, La Falla – Cassero LGBTI + Center). He self-produces comics which he also publishes on the web.
VISITING HOURS OF THE EXHIBITION: from Tuesday to Friday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Saturday (by appointment) from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
In compliance with Decree No. 105 of July 23, 2021, in order to access the event, it is necessary to be in possession of a green pass or a negative molecular or antigenic swab made within 48 hours prior to the show. It is also mandatory to have a mask to be worn in case of assembly or entry into indoor spaces.
In compliance with health safety regulations, each event will have a limited number of seats and it is necessary to purchase tickets in advance for dance performances and film screenings, as well as to reserve seats for book presentations and workshops.
The artistic programming and the organization of this edition of Gender Bender pay particular attention to health safety regulations in order to protect the health and well-being of all people together. In the spaces of the festival it is necessary to respect the physical distance, have with you and wear the mask in all movements. Once you have taken your seat you can remove the mask. Hand sanitizers will be available to the public.