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The Italian Language in Words and Images



The Italian Language in Words and Images

Panel discussion with Italian artist Emiliano Ponzi
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 18:00
The discussion will be streamed via Youtube

On the occasion of the XX Week of Italian Language in the World the Italian Embassy, Italian Institute of Culture and Open Window proudly present a panel discussion by author and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi on “The Italian Language in Words and Images.” The discussion will be moderated by Jayne Crawshay-Hall Robertson, Academic Head at the Open Window Institute in and will see the participation of South African visual artists and illustrators Maaike Bakker and Nina Torr.

Emiliano Ponzi is an illustrator and author based in Milan. His clients include The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Louis Vuitton, Moma NY, Cartier, Der Spiegel, Penguin Books, Hyundai, Esquire, Armani, Bulgari, Gucci, Martini, La Repubblica, Feltrinelli, Lavazza, TIM, Pirelli, Ferrari and the Triennale Design Museum. Honours include the Young Guns Award and the coveted Gold Cube from The Art Directors Club of New York, multiple medals of honour (gold and silver) from the Society of Illustrators New York.

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the Italian cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October. It focuses on a theme that acts as the leitmotif of a vast cultural programme to promote the diffusion of the Italian language. The initiative was launched in 2001 through the joint action of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Accademia della Crusca. The theme for the XX Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020) is “Italian Between Word and Image: Graffiti, Illustrations, Comic Books”.


Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Time: From 6:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : Ambasciata d'Italia a Pretoria, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Open Window Institute

Entrance : Free