Little Stories of Rubber
Rubber through the eyes of great artists of the twentieth century
Many artists have used their art to illustrate and shape rubber, a quintessentially ductile, elastic, and resistant material. Throughout the almost 150-year history of Pirelli, the imagination of poets, designers, directors, writers, painters, photographers, and illustrators has led to the creation of literary works, objects, illustrations, photographs, and poems devoted to rubber. From the writings of Dino Buzzati to the toys created by Bruno Munari, the poems of Alfonso Gatto and the illustrations by Fulvio Bianconi and Jean Michel Folon. By listening to readings, watching films, and looking at original documents, the children will discover the inextricable bond between the world of manufacturing and the world of art. During their visit to the Pirelli Historical Archive and the exhibition at the Foundation, they will collect these "stories of rubber" in a little book, which they themselves will complete and personalise as modern-day meistersingers of rubber, with illustrations, pictures, short texts and a cover of their own design.