Manga Exhibition for Whom?

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Manga Exhibition for Whom? 
Nov 23, 2016(wed) – Feb 7, 2017(tue)
Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed:Wednesdays and 28 Dec.- 4 Jan.
Admission: free
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.


Kyoto International Manga Museum, 2F Gallery 4
Access: Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0846, Japan
Tel: 075-254-7414
Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00(entry up to 30 minutes before closing.)
Closed:Wednesdays, Oct 9


In recent years, there have been more than 400 manga exhibitions held throughout Japan, to great popularity. Yet looking at the contents of the popular exhibitions, it cannot be denied that many of them are ‘manga exhibitions for manga fans.’ Exhibitions are not venues limited to fans and stakeholders, that they alone may have the opportunity to enjoy artwork. They are also venues for new fans and consumers to be born. In this exhibition we have experimented by asking the question ‘Manga Exhibition for Whom?’ That is, assuming visitors other than manga fans, we would like to consider together ‘what is the meaning and enjoyment gained through viewing manga in a museum exhibition?’

This exhibition looks specifically at 3 manga genres: ‘educational manga’, ‘moe beautiful girl illustrations’ and ‘satirical manga’, each supposing three exhibition visitors who each hold a different viewpoint. To begin with, each genre is respectively positioned by conventional commentary, explaining the genre in terms of when it is canonically. Each genre then positioned by the suggestion of ‘how it is enjoyed’ by two very specific groups of people, including foreigners, the visually impaired, and cosplayers, etc.

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