The Japan Foundation Manila in cooperation with the Ayala Museum and the Ateneo de Manila Art Gallery proudly presents a special two-day lecture on Manga by renowned academic Jacqueline Berndt.
Prof. Berndt is the Director of the School of Manga Studies for Kyoto Seika University as well as the Deputy Director of the International Manga Research Center at the International Manga Museum — also located in Kyoto, Japan.
The lecture at the Ayala Museum on “Manga and Art: Alleged Traditions, Museum Galleries and Appropriative Artists” discusses the legitimization of manga as an art form; it will take place on 9th September 2011 at 4:00 PM. The lecture is part of the “Manga Realities” exhibit currently running at the Ayala Museum from 16th August to 2nd October 2011.
The lecture at the Ateneo Art Gallery on “Manga Beyond Subculture” discusses the role of manga in modern Japanese society — with a focus on the A-bomb manga “Barefoot Gen”, and its impact on the Japanese school system and public consciousness. The lecture will take place at 9:30 AM at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University in Loyola Heights, Quezon City.
For inquiries and reservations for the 9th September lecture, please contact the Ayala Museum at (02) 757-7117 to 21. For the 9th September lecture, please contact the Japanese Studies Program at telephone numbers (08) 426-6001 loc. 5248.
With thanks to the Ateneo de Manila Japanese Studies Program and the Japan Foundation Manila.