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Manga in/as Essay - one-day exhibtion and seminar


6 December 2014
Pulchri Studio
Lange Voorhout 15
2514 EA Den Haag

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11.00 - 15.00 hrs
Programme details below
Further info
For catering purposes, please register if you plan to stay for lunch.
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Event outline

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image: Siku

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image: Victor Perfecto Camba & Patrick Sung

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image: Brianne del Rosario

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image: Elena Vitagliano

Manga and sequential art have been significant cultural forces around the world for decades.
Following a major research project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), this unique one-day exhibition contains examples of prize-winning, original manga from emerging artists as well as specially commissioned series from established professionals. This event seeks to demonstrate the power and potential of manga as a medium for political and philosophical expression in contemporary societies.


- 11.00 - 12.00 coffee
And an opportunity to look at original art by Lien Fan Shen, Siku and Ricardo Bessa plus prize winning manga from bi-annual Asiascape competition 'Manga in/as Essay'

- 12.00 - 12.45 seminar by Chris Goto-Jones & Florian Schneider (Leiden University)
Including the European premier of the 'Virtual Ninja Manifesto'

- 12.45 - 15.00 lunch
Plus more art & manga to admire AND free manga to take away and enjoy.

For catering purposes, please register if you wish to stay for the lunch


We thank the following organisations for their support:
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The Beyond Utopia project is based at Leiden University's Institute for Area Studies and is made possible through the generosity and support of:
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