MINISTRY OF CULTURE, UFFIZI AND LUCCA COMICS & GAMES COMBINE TO
FOSTER THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMICS WORLDWIDE
52 self-portraits of some of the most talented comic book artists on the
Italian scene will enter the collection of the Uffizi Galleries, Italy.
The works - created with different techniques, formats and styles - will be
presented at Lucca Comics & Games 2021 from October 8 to November 1 as
part of the “Fumetti nei musei | Gli autoritratti degli Uffizi”
(Comics in the Museums | Self-portraits of the Uffizi) exhibition, curated
by Mattia Morandi and Chiara Palmieri.
The exhibition is an inititative between the Uffizi Galleries and Lucca
Crea to foster the development and promotion of comics in Italy and abroad.
The initiative will also see one of the portraits, selected by the Uffizi
and the Ministry of Culture, going on display in the self-portrait
collection of the Florentine Museum.
The new cluster of self-portraits of contemporary Italian comics will add a
new dimension to the collection of self-portraits of the Uffizi Gallery -
the richest and most prestigious in the world. These works will be
exhibited in the new rooms dedicated to self-portraits that will open in
the coming months on the second floor of the Vasarian Museum.
The works that will be on display in Lucca have been generously donated by
the artists who participated in Fumetti nei Musei, the project conceived by
the Ministry of Culture.
Francesca Fazzi, President of Lucca Crea
, adds "
Even the most difficult edition of Lucca Comics & Games has
generated exciting results. The presence of Eike Schmidt at Lucca
Comics & Games in 2020 marked the start of a collaboration, which
today takes concrete form in an initiative that will bring, every year,
the Master of Comics crowned in Lucca to the Uffizi Galleries. It is a
great recognition for the Festival and for all Italian comics
". Her words are reinforced by Emanuele Vietina, Director of Lucca Comics & Games.