The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ The Citi exhibition Manga マンガ

Manga is a visual narrative art form that has become a multimedia global phenomenon, telling stories with themes from gender to adventure, in real or imagined worlds. The Citi exhibition Manga will bring to life the art of manga, looking at how it emerged in Japan and grew to be a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It will explore manga’s enduring appeal and cultural crossover, showcasing original Japanese manga and its enormous influence, from anime to gaming to ‘cosplay’ performance art.

Featuring unprecedented loans from across Japan, this is the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.

The exhibition design and interpretation will transport visitors into the immersive world of manga. Visitors will be able to enter a rendering of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo, go inside the artists’ world, meet the manga editors and be ‘manga-fied’ in a special photo booth. Audio and video installations will help bring the world of manga and its characters to life. The exhibition will also explore Manga fandom through big conventions such as Comiket and World Cosplay summit, immersing the visitor in the experience of one of these events, as well as providing an opportunity for visitors to try on a costume and share via their own photos.

The exhibition is being curated by Sainsbury Institute Research Director Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, who is also IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Art at the British Museum.

The Citi exhibition

Manga マンガ

Thursday 23 May 2019 - Monday 26 Aug 2019

Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery
Room 30, British Museum,
Great Russell Street, London,
WC1B 3DG

 

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Events Events

May 2019

Wednesday 15 May

13.15

Manga before manga: visual storytelling in Japanese art

Free / Gallery talk / Room 92

 

Friday 24 May

18.30

How manga can change the world: Captain Tsubasa in conversation

Book now / £8 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Saturday 25 May

09.00

Members' early morning viewing of the Citi exhibition Manga - FULLY BOOKED

Free / Members' private view / Room 30

 

Monday 27 May

18.00

Members' late-night viewing of the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / Free / Members' private view / Room 30

 

Tuesday 28 May

11.00

Marvellous manga

Free / Half-term activities / Great Court

 

Wednesday 29 May

09.00

Members’ exclusive tour: the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / £27 / Members' tour / Room 30

 

11.00

Marvellous manga

Free / Half-term activities / Great Court

 

Thursday 30 May

11.00

Marvellous manga

Free / Half-term activities / Great Court

 

Friday 31 May

11.00

Marvellous manga

Free / Half-term activities / Great Court

 

June 2019

Saturday 1 June

13.30

Curator's introduction to the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Wednesday 5 June

13.15

Introduction to the Japanese galleries

Free / Gallery talk / Room 92

 

Thursday 6 June

13.30

Hokusai as the father of modern manga: facts and fictions

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Saturday 8 June

15.30

Live description tour of the Citi exhibition Manga

£7.50 / Access event / Information Desk

 

Monday 10 June

10.30

Little feet: exhibition explorer

Free / Workshop / Room 30

 

Thursday 13 June

13.30

Marie Duval: a female cartoonist in Victorian England

Book now / Free / Lecture / Stevenson Lecture Theatre

 

Friday 14 June

18.30

What makes a good manga artist?

Book now / £8 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Saturday 15 June

09.00

Members’ exclusive tour: the Citi exhibition Manga - SOLD OUT

£27 / Members' tour / Room 30

 

Monday 17 June

18.30

The power of manga

Book now / £15 / Members' lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Thursday 20 June

13.30

The Japanese manga comic helping Syrian refugee children dream

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Friday 21 June

18.15

Deaf-led BSL tour of the Citi exhibition Manga

£7.50 / Access event / Information Desk

 

18.30

Studio Ghibli Film Season: My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Book now / £12.50 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Tuesday 25 June

13.15

Mounting Japanese prints

Free / Gallery talk / Room 94

 

Friday 28 June

09.00

Members’ exclusive tour: the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / £27 / Members' tour / Room 30

 

Sunday 30 June

14.30

From manga to Mangasia: the bigger picture

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

July 2019

Friday 5 July

18.00

Manga: colour and style

Free / Late / Great Court and galleries

 

19.30

Studio Ghibli Film Season: Pom Poko (1994)

Book now / £12.50 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Saturday 6 July

14.30

Deaf-led BSL creative workshop: Manga

£7.50 / Access event / Information Desk

 

Thursday 11 July

13.30

The art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Friday 19 July

09.00

Members’ exclusive tour: the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / £27 / Members' tour / Room 30

 

Saturday 20 July

10.30

Manga drawing 101: a practical introduction

Book now / £35 / Workshop / Sackler Rooms

 

Monday 22 July

10.30

Little feet: tell a story

Free / Workshop / Studio

 

Friday 26 July

18.30

All the world’s a comic: storytelling through pictures

Book now / £8 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Wednesday 31 July

09.00

Members’ exclusive tour: the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / £27 / Members' tour / Room 30

 

August 2019

Thursday 1 August

13.30

Curator's introduction to the Citi exhibition Manga

Book now / Free / Lecture / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Friday 2 August

18.30

Studio Ghibli Film Season: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

Book now / £12.50 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre

 

Tuesday 6 August

10.30

Little feet: exhibition explorer

Free / Workshop / Room 30

 

Friday 9 August

18.30

Studio Ghibli Film Season: The Wind Rises (2013)

Book now / £12.50 / Special event / BP Lecture Theatre