Saturday, May 26, 2007

Shojo Manga Show at MCAD

This show is currently in the main gallery at MCAD -- and runs until June 29. Photos are from the reception, hosted by curator, Masami Toku.

This internationally touring exhibition includes more than 200 pieces from 23 artists who have contributed to the development of shojo manga (girl comics) in Japan since World War II, reflecting the evolution of social roles for Japanese girls and women in the past 60 years.

For the MCAD show, Western responses to shojo manga have been included -- student work as well as professional work from MCAD alumni.

My only regret about this exhibit, is that many of the pieces are not originals, but rather (very high quality) digital reproductions. Still, there ARE originals among the work, and it's a fascinating collection of images from this genre of Japanese comics.

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