There isn’t a day when I do not check either the web or local bookstores for any updates of the Manga series I am addicted to. “Manga” is the Japanese word for comics and once the comics becomes so popular; it can be animated as to what we are more familiar as “anime”.
If you are a Manga fan, it is high time for you to visit the travelling exhibition Manga Realities: Exploring the Art of Japanese Comics Today. Instead of the regular 2D Manga that we always follow, you can enjoy this three-dimensional presentation of the worlds depicted by this art form. You can view the previous decade’s works of nine manga artists which includes Tomoko Ninomiya’s Nodame Cantabile, Harold Sakuishi’s BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Asano Inio’s Solanin, Anno Moyoco’s Sugar Sugar Rune, Igarashi Daisuke’s Children of the Sea, Kuramochi Fusako’s Five Minutes from the Station, Kyo Machiko’s Sennen-Gaho (One Thousand Years Diary), Matsumoto Taiyo’s No. 5 and Wakaki Tamiki’s The World God Only Knows.
To deepen the viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of the exhibition, complimentary programs such as lectures, workshops, film showings, and other activities will be conducted during the exhibition run.
This was organized by the Ayala Museum and the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito in Japan and will be on view at the Ayala Museum beginning August 16 to October 2 at the Ground Floor Gallery and at the Glass Lane and Luna and Amorsolo Rooms at the Third Floor.
The Ayala Museum is located along Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati and is open from Tuesday to Friday between 9am-6pm and from Saturday to Sunday between 10am-7pm. For inquiries, call 757.7117 up to 21 local 29 or 35 or visit www.ayalamuseum.org for its schedule of activities.