Exhibition hire (BIE)
Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics presents the largest ever selection of original artworks from Asian comics, displayed alongside their printed, mass-produced forms.
Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics presents a vivid journey through the art of comics and visual storytelling across Asia. From its historical roots to the most recent digital innovations, the exhibition looks to popular Japanese ‘Manga’ and beyond, highlighting key creators, characters and publications. Explore thriving contemporary comics cultures and traditional graphic narrative artforms from countries including India, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Korea and Japan.
Delve into a kaleidoscope of diverse stories, from fantastical folklore, pivotal historical moments, revealing memoirs, and challenging expressions of freedom. Discover acclaimed and influential creators from Osamu Tezuka, Miyako Maki, Hur Young Man and Lat, to genre innovators and under-represented artists including Abhishek Singh and Miki Yamamoto. See how their work has influenced cinema, animation, fashion, visual art, music and videogames.
Curated by Paul Gravett with a team of more than twenty international advisors, Mangasia features over 500 works - the largest selection of artworks from the continent - including Japanese woodblock prints, Hindu scroll paintings, digital media, printed comics and contemporary illustrations. This unique exhibition is a gateway to an unexplored world of graphic storytelling and its artistic value.
Rome, Italy (7 Oct 2017–21 Jan 2018)
Monza, Italy (21 Feb 2018–3 Jun 2018)
Nantes, France (29 Jun–16 Sep 2018)
Curator: Paul Gravett
Exhibition design: Pentagram
China: Coco Wang, Wangning
Hong Kong: Gordon Lo & Rachel Lo from Hong Kong Arts Centre
India: Pinaki De
Indonesia: Hikmat Darmawan, Andy Wijaya
Japan: Asakawa Mitsuhiro, Imaizumi Mao, Mizoguchi Akiko, Sanasaki Harumo, Uchida Maholo, Eddy Wertheim from The Japanese Gallery, London
Philippines: Randy Valiente
Singapore: Lim CT
South Korea: Kim Nak-ho
Taiwan: Lin Li-Chin
Thailand: Nicolas Verstappen
Number of staff travelling to install/de-install
Four staff for c. 14-day install plus 1 conservator for joining the final 7 days of installation and c. 7-day de-install (venue to cover cost of transport, accommodation, per diems).
We request that one way (incoming) transport is covered by the venue. Mangasia travels by three sea containers, plus a separate fine art shipment for the artefacts.
All AV equipment and hardware travels with show.
All rights cleared for content.
Watch: interview with the curator
Paul Gravett, curator of Mangasia, gives an introduction to the exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, in Rome.