Castel dell’Ovo, the “blue wolf” conquest Naples


Success for the exhibition “Beware of the Wolf“, being held in the hall of the Courtesans of Castel dell’Ovo in Naples. Hundreds of visitors flocked to the spaces of the manor of Virgil not to miss even one picture of the triple exhibition organized by Kolibrì, chaired by Bruno Cantamessa and Donatella Trotta, on the occasion of the tenth edition of the project “Girogirotondo, change the world: 40 years of Lupo Alberto, 50 Mafalda” and “Books without words: from Lampedusa to the world and back“, the exhibition of “silent books” from 23 countries selected for a project of international cooperation by the strong social and cultural. Kermesse that ends Sunday May 11.

More than a thousand school children have participated in the workshops held in Naples from Lina Cascella, Sofia de Capoa, Chiara Licenziati, Manuela Trimboli and Amerigo Pinelli, with a special appearance by Luca Dalisi. And thousands are postcards, produced by the children of Campania, which will be sent to Lampedusa island to open a permanent multicultural library for children through a project sponsored by Ibby.

But it was the wolf blue, light-hearted and a little ‘nerd, the protagonist of a great historical exhibition-anthology, edited by Ferruccio Giromini, which toppled the stereotype of the big bad wolf of fairy-tale memory, transforming it into a formidable instrument of knowledge of diversity. Fifty exhibition panels to collect forty years of successes, including numerous social campaigns where the cute blue wolf Farm McKenzie has become the protagonist. Also on display are four strips of the original inception in 1974, ten tables eighties published on a monthly Lupo Alberto, but above all a tribute to Naples: a Lupo Alberto “pazzarielloGuido Silvestri (aka Silver) designed for opportunity and signed on the day of the inauguration, on March 13. A love for the city repeatedly stated by the father of Alberto Lupo.


“Every time I leave Naples I feel a sense of yearning, as if I did not see her again. It will be something that I was attacked as a child, the nostalgia evoked by the Neapolitan songs that appealed so much to my mother, his humanity as exhibited theatrically – said Silver – Thank Kolibrì that the association has set up an exhibition at the Castel dell’Ovo and the recent Comicon, where I was president of the jury, I had the opportunity to stay in Naples after a long absence and back to the warmth and the sound of this wonderful city to which they are bound by mysterious roots. I’m already looking for an excuse to go back”.

“The exhibition ‘Beware of the Wolf’ once again demonstrates the deep commitment by the Kolibrì for our city and especially for his children, underlines the high social value of projects, which carries on for years, and emphasizes the importance of cultural policies aimed at boys”,said the Councillor for Culture of the City of Naples, Nino Daniele.

The project “Girogirotondo, change the world” has been realized thanks to the support and cooperation of the City of Naples (Department of Culture), in association with the Naples Prize Foundation, in partnership with Lives Fundraising has launched a crowdfunding campaign, Ibby Italy and PalaExpo of Rome, with the support of the Fondazione Banco di Napoli. To relive the highlights of the show / kolibrinapoli.