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ongoing until January 20, 2019

Palazzo delle Esposizioni – via Nazionale, 194. Opening hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:30 pm – full price ticket € 12.50, reduced price ticket € 10, visitors aged 7-18 € 6, free admission for children under the age of 6

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A thrilling journey exploring the art and creativity of the world’s leading animation artists. Starting October 9, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni will be hosting “Pixar. 30 Years of Animation”, a major international retrospective designed and organised by Pixar Animation Studios and realized with the collaboration of MEET | Fondazione Cariplo. From Toy Story to the more recent Coco via Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars and Inside Out, to name but a few of its titles, the public has grown up with the animated characters in the films of Pixar, the celebrated animation studios founded in California in 1986, that uses computerised animation to create original stories. But what not many people are aware of is that these incredible films are the result of teamwork by a team of creatives and directors who combine traditional artistic media and techniques with cutting-edge digital media technology.

Curated by Elyse Klaidman along with Maria Grazia Mattei for the Italian edition, the display allows visitors to explore the hidden, creative phase in the work of the masters of global animation. The retrospective hosts a careful selection of over 400 works showcasing the spectacular artwork created for each film, comprising pencil and felt-tip pen drawings, paintings in acrylic, gouache and watercolour, digital paintings, casts and hand-built maquettes, all of them works in which art and design play a crucial role and come together with digital animation to bring the finished product to life.

The exhibition, which is divided into three sections Characters, Stories and Worlds – is enriched by a selection of videos, screenings and by two spectacular installations named Artscape and Zoetrope, which use digital technology to breathe new life into the works on display, recreating the emotion and the evocative appeal of animation. The display, devised to mark Pixar’s 30th birthday, kicked off at the MOMA in New York in its first edition and is now coming to Rome after a hugely successful global tour of the world’s leading capitals from Mexico to the Far East.


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