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The art of MANGA

03 November — 31 March 2024
Е5 White Hall
Е5 Red Hall

The art of MANGA

On November 3, the first large-scale exhibition in Russia dedicated to the art of Japanese graphic stories (manga) will open in Moscow at the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art.

Prior to this, the exhibition was held in St. Petersburg at the Sevkabel Port Cultural Center and became one of the most visited events of the year: from April to September 2023, it was attended by more than 120,000 people. For Moscow, the exhibition will be modified taking into account the specifics and dimensions of the new space, the Red and White Manufactories of the Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition in Moscow will feature sketches and manuscripts, as well as first editions of the most important works in the manga history.

The exhibition will include more than 200 exhibits from different periods, revealing the history of manga in chronological order and reflecting the close connection of modern manga with traditional art. Preparation for the Russian exhibition took over three years; during the period unique exhibits were collected from private collections in Japan, China and Europe. The curator Anna Pushakova, who previously worked as a curator of the paintings and graphics collection of the Far East at the State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow and has repeatedly curated exhibitions dedicated to Japanese art both in Russia and abroad.

The exhibition shows not only the first editions of cult manga, for example, the complete collection of "The God of Manga" by Osamu Tezuka, numbering more than 350 volumes, but also original ink manuscripts, celluloid frames for stop-motion animation, autographs of famous manga artists, original anime posters, manga magazines, both modern and works of the 1960-1970s, illustrated books and Japanese prints of the 18th–19th centuries and much more. A special place will be occupied by 17 unique limited edition sculptures depicting popular anime and manga characters.

Particular attention is paid to “movie manga” created on the basis of anime, manga that at one time made a revolution in various genres, as well as niche manga that reveals the plots of works of world literature. This is the manga “Les Miserables”, based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, “The Brothers Karamazov” based on the novel by F.M. Dostoevsky, “Hamlet”, “King Lear”, “Macbeth” based on the plays of William Shakespeare and many others. The relationship between Japanese manga and comics, as well as the influence of manga on modern popular culture in Russia, is examined separately. In addition, one of the halls, presenting manga from the Russian comic book by publishing house BUBBLE “Licoris” and “Tagar”, is dedicated directly to Russian manga and demonstrates the development of the genre in Russia, its evolution and influence on young people.
The exhibition will not only narrate about the art of manga, but will also allow everyone to plunge into the world of the most famous Japanese comics. The exhibition guide is also made in manga format: the story was worked on by the authors of the comics publishing house BUBBLE - artist and director of the manga division Marina Privalova and screenwriter Kirill Kutuzov.

Tickets for the exhibition are available on the platform of the general ticket partner of the “Art of MANGA” exhibition in Moscow, the company “ - National Ticket Operator”, as well as on the official website of the exhibition.