Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics

By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai Manga, a collection of sketches by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture. Focusing on pictorial storytelling and participatory culture of “manga” from different periods, the exhibits include panels, books, videos, and a group of new works by contemporary manga artists.

Directed by
Jaqueline Berndt (Professor, Kyoto Seika University)

Curated by
Yu Ito (Curator, Kyoto Seika University International Manga Research Center)
Mizuki Takahashi (Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)

Art direction by
Shin Sobue

Chapter
<Panel Exhibition> Part 1: Hokusai Manga: Funny Pictures?/Part 2: A Character Named Hokusai/Part 3: Manga-like ukiyo-e, ukiyo-e-like Manga/Part 4: Hokusai Manga: Shared Manual!
<Mangawork Exhibition> Contemporary Manga Artists Revisiting Hokusai Manga

October 7 – November 2, 2017
Art Bridge Chiang Rai (Chiang Rai, Thailand)

August 17 – September 22, 2017
g23 art gallery, Srinakharinwirot University (Bangkok, Thailand)

June 17 – July 28, 2017
Ateneo Art Gallery (Manila, Philippines)

May 12 – 26, 2017
Exhibition Hall, Museum of Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

April 18 – 30, 2017
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam)

March 20 – April 1, 2016
Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute (Dublin, Ireland)

July 14 – September 20, 2016
Japan Information and Cultural Center, Japan Embassy in Belgium (Brussels, Belgium)

May 3 – 23, 2016
The Bologna Museum of Modern Art (Bologna, Italy)

February 5 – April 7, 2016
The Japan Cultural Institute in Rome (Rome, Italy)

Image of Manga Hokusai Manga
© Shiriagari Kotobuki 2015 © Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints

Image of Hokusai Manga 1
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 11, c.1823-1833
© UNSODO. Inc

Image of Crescent Moon: The Adventure of Tametomo
Kyokutei Bakin (author) and Katsushika Hokusai (artist)
Crescent Moon: The Adventure of Tametomo, 1807[-1811]
Collection of National Diet Library, Tokyo

Image of Sarusuberi
Hinako Sugiura
Sarusuberi, 1983[-87]
© Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS

Image of Summer Fields
Haruko Ichikawa
Summer Fields, 2015
© Haruko Ichikawa

Image of Giant Elephant
Yuichi Yokoyama
Giant Elephant, 2015
© Yuichi Yokoyama

Image of A person who draws the world
Daisuke Igarashi
A person who draws the world, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
36 x 110 cm
© Daisuke Igarashi

Image of Hokusai Manga 2
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 10, 1819
© UNSODO. Inc

Image of kokeshi doll
Katsushika Hokusai
Hokusai Manga, 8, 1818
© UNSODO. Inc

Image of Kyōjin Kankei/Furious Love
Kazuo Kamimura
Kyōjin Kankei/Furious Love, 1973[-74]
© KAZUO KAMIMURA

Image of That’s All For Now
Tetuzoh Okadaya
That’s All For Now, 2015
© Tetuzoh Okadaya

Image of La Mer I (detail)
Daisuke Nishijima
La Mer I (detail), 2015
Acrylic and pencil on paper, sound
300 x 60 x 13 cm
© Daisuke Nishijima

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