Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

Artworks from Asian Comics in Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Everyone knows that where the sun rises is also where fantasy is reinvented. And it’s till the 21st of January 2018 that Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents the largest selection ever of artworks from Asian comics – curated by Paul Gravett – in an exhibition entitled Mangasia:Wonderlands of Asian Comics.

Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

Travel across Japan, Korea, India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and many other Asian countries during this exhibition. Across the ages, from historical roots to the most recent digital innovations, from dreams to nightmares and desire, Mangasia is a wonderland of colors, of creations and history.

Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

Of course,  Manga fans will love to be the Alice of this Asian wonderland, but even the uninitiated will be delighted by Mangasia’s wonderland of the Asian comics.

Visitors will not only be amazed by the drawings, but also by learning how comics were used to retell traditional and religious stories throughout the centuries – how those colourful fantasies were able to attest contemporary and historical events.

Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics

As you take one step after the other in the exhibition, paper is replaced by screens, and visitors can also become part of the exhibition with an interactive installation by Shoji Kawamori, his Mechasobi. You will control a giant “Mecha” using body tracking technology, the character was specially designed for Mangasia: Wonderlands of Asian Comics.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Via Nazionale, 194 (Monti)

Till 21 January 2018

Opening hours:

Tue – Thu 10am – 8pm, Fri – Sat 10am-10.30pm, Sun 10am – 8pm

Entry fee: €10-12.50

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