Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
17 June to 28 July 2017
Ateneo Art Gallery
Level 2, Rizal Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
Museum hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tracing the Origins of Manga:
Manga Hokusai Manga at Ateneo Art Gallery
The Japan Foundation, Manila, Ateneo Art Gallery, and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines are pleased to present the international traveling exhibition Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics.
Open from June 17 to July 28, 2017, the exhibition introduces the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga (comics), which now enjoys global popularity, and Hokusai manga. The exhibition begins with six images of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), best known for the woodblock print titled The Great Wave, and ends with original works made by contemporary manga artists.
Prior to its exhibition in the Philippines, it has been shown in countries such as Italy, Belgium, and Vietnam. The exhibition will feature a manga reading corner with the latest popular manga as well as classic manga from the Japan Foundation library.
Admission to the exhibition and events is FREE.
Lectures and Activities:
Exhibiting Manga: Intentions, Difficulties, and Potentials
Lecture by Dr. Jaqueline Berndt, Director of the Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition, Professor at Stockholm University
Date: June 30, Friday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Ateneo Art Gallery
Followed by tour of exhibition with Dr. Berndt
EIGASAI x Manga Hokusai Manga presents: Film screening of Award-winning Anime Film In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni)
Filmscreening with a Talk by Dr. Jaqueline Berndt, “Made by Hand in the Age of Digitalization: On a Particularity of Present Manga and Anime.”
Date: July 1, Saturday, 4:00pm
Venue: CCP Dream Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
Making Manga: Basic Manga Creative Process Workshop
Workshop by Tintin Pantoja of Comic School Manila
Date: July 15, Saturday, 9:00 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: Natividad Galang Fajardo Room, Dela Costa Hall, Ateneo de Manila University
Basic class open from ages 12 to above. Free materials will be provided.
Manga and the ‘Manga-esque’: Shifting Definitions and Perspectives
Lecture of Dr. Karl Cheng Chua, Director of the Japanese Studies Program at Ateneo de Manila University
Date: July 20, Thursday, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Ateneo Art Gallery
Limited seats available for the lectures and workshop so for reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manga Hokusai Manga is presented by The Japan Foundation, Manila, Ateneo Art Gallery, and The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. Special thanks to our Media Partners ANIMAX and Otaku Asia.