Tag: exhibitions

October 18, 2019 · 0 comments

The Museum of Poo

The Museum of Poo

By Andrew Osmond. Tokyo already has a Poo Building, unofficially at least. It’s the long-standing nickname for the Asahi Beer Hall at Asakasa, where the big yellow lump on top is meant to represent a frothy head of beer, but people just won’t see it that way. But now there’s a rival to the title, […]

August 15, 2019 · 0 comments

Books: BM Manga

Books: BM Manga

By Jonathan Clements. From the exacting way that curator Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere’s introduction refers to her British Museum exhibition as “Manga マンガ”, it seems that almost everybody who attended has failed to realise that the word is supposed to be said twice. This is not the BM “manga” exhibition, it is the BM “manga manga” […]

June 7, 2019 · 0 comments

Interview: Naoki Urasawa

Interview: Naoki Urasawa

By Andrew Osmond. “I have been told that the UK is one of the countries where manga hasn’t really been culturally assimilated,” declares the manga giant Naoki Urasawa. “I couldn’t quite grasp why the country which had the Beatles, who loved rock music, couldn’t understand manga.”

May 24, 2019 · 0 comments

Manga at the British Museum

Manga at the British Museum

By Andrew Osmond. The case against putting a Manga exhibition in the British Museum was made in three papers – The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times – on the morning I visited it. Actually, one argument was effectively made before the exhibition was announced. In 2017, the Independent newspaper ranted against the British Museum […]

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