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RETRO HORROR

Where
The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation
Level 4, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
When

Weekdays, 10am to 6pm Saturdays, 10am to 4pm Friday 18 October 2019 to Friday 24 January Except Friday 6 December 2019, Saturday 21 December 2019, Monday 23 December 2019, Tuesday 24 December 2019, Wednesday 25 December 2019, Thursday 26 December 2019, Friday 27 December 2019, Saturday 28 December 2019, Monday 30 December 2019, Tuesday 31 December 2019, Wednesday 1 January, Thursday 2 January, Friday 3 January and Saturday 4 January

Cost

Free

RETRO HORROR: Supernatural and the Occult in Postwar Japanese Manga explores the horror manga of postwar Japan.

The exhibition focuses on three artists—Tsunezo Murotani (b. 1934), Hino Hideshi (b. 1946) and Ochazukenori (b. 1960)—each representing a different phase of the genre from the 1960s to the 1990s. Notably, this will be the first ever showing of Ochazukenori’s work outside of Japan.

This exhibition features over 70 original genga drawings by Tsunezo Murotani and Ochazukenori, reproductions of iconic works by Hideshi Hino, and publications by artists including Junji Ito, Tezuka Osamu, Kazuo Umezu and Masako Watanabe; as well as a manga reading lounge, with horror manga classics in English and Japanese available to browse.

The exhibition is part of The Japan Foundation, Sydney’s HORROR MANGA JAPAN event program, which is being held to coincide with the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Japan Supernatural exhibition and the JFF Classics film program, Grief and Vengeance: Otherworldly Tales.

Presented 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.

EXHIBIT CHANGEOVER Due to restrictions on the length of time that colour genga can be exhibited, there will be a changeover of colour genga works on December 6. As a result, colour genga works on display in the gallery may differ at times from those shown on this website or in related promotional material.

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