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"Manga: Short Comics from Modern Japan"
2002-01-09 until 2002-02-08
London Institute Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Manga, Japan's comics phenomenon, now accounts for two fifths of all
publications going to print in Japan, and its impact is increasing
worldwide. Manga influences every aspect of Japanese visual culture, and art is no
exception. Some leading Japanese contemporary artists, sometimes termed
Neo-Pop, have such a close relationship with manga that traditional
boundaries between popular and high culture are being eroded. Manga: Short Comics from Modern
Japan is curated by Fusanosuke Natsume.
Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Japan Foundation are
jointly hosting a one day symposium on the theme of Manga and Art
on Friday 1 February 2002 in central London, U.K.
This event is part of Japan 2001, a nationwide celebration of the culture
and lifestyle of Japan. Japan 2001 has more than 2000 events - the largest
festival of its kind anywhere in the world.
Chelsea College of Art and Design is part of the London Institute, Europe's
largest centre for education in art, design and communication.
During the day, Makoto Aida talks about his controversial, sometimes
politically incorrect‚ work. Speakers discuss manga as a phenomenon of
visual culture, and its impact today. Is manga in all its forms set to
become part of everybody's visual culture-
Chair: Professor Toshio Watanabe, Head of Research at Chelsea College
of Art and Design
Makoto Aida, Artist
Professor Jaqueline Berndt, Manga expert
Professor Yukio Kondo, Art historian
Fusanosuke Natsume, Writer, manga artist and curator
Roger Sabin, Cultural historian and comics expert
The fee is £35.00 per person (£20.00 for concessions), and a booking form
can be obtained by telephoning 020 7514 6313 or e-mailing