Gallery Talk: Inside RETRO HORROR with Noriaki Suzuki

Delve Deeper Into The World Of RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga

Since the mid-1900s, more horror manga has been published in Japan than can possibly be covered in 30 short minutes.

This talk will zero in on RETRO HORROR’s three main artists, and will also look at other artists whose works are peripherally featured in the exhibition.

From occult to splatter to psychothrillers, RETRO HORROR introduces a variety of different works. Come along and discover your fright of choice…

This talk is part of the HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program and is related to the exhibition RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga, on at The Japan Foundation, Sydney from October 18, 2019 to January 24, 2020.

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Noriaki Suzuki is a curator at Meiji University’s Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures in Tokyo, where he gets to plan amazing manga exhibitions like this one on a regular basis.

RETRO HORROR is organised in cooperation with the Yoshihiro Yonezawa Memorial Library of Manga and Subcultures, based on its 2018 exhibition Yoshihiro Yonezawa’s ‘History of Postwar Horror Manga’, with support from the Meiji University Modern Manga Library.

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When

Saturday 19 October 2019 from 11.30am to 12pm

Please note: There will also be a 12.30pm-1.30pm session in Japanese only with no English interpreter

Cost

Free

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