Curated by: Francesca Fontana e Enrico Valbonesi
Modena Arti Visive Foundation is pleased to present the Anime Manga exhibition. Stories of little boys, soccer players and robots, which opens on Friday 24 April at 18 in Palazzo Santa Margherita.
The exhibition, curated by Francesca Fontana and Enrico Valbonesi, is made from the materials conserved within the Museo della Figurina Collection, donated in 1992 by Giuseppe Panini to the Municipality of Modena and today managed by the Modena Visual Arts Foundation.
As the title indicates, the exhibition focuses on the link between manga and anime, highlighting that in most cases Japanese cartoons are derived from editorial products, although examples of the reverse path are not lacking, so famous anime inspired the creation of the manga fees.
The exhibition itinerary illustrates the birth and the methods of diffusion typical of these forms of entertainment, teaches how to decode their peculiar language and graphic signs, explains the main genres in which manga are divided, from those for children - the so-called kodomo - sports-themed spokes, passing through the cartoons of the World Masterpiece Theater taken from western literary works. Some sections are dedicated to the female gender shōjo, which includes the famous maghette and sentimental stories, and shōnen, adventurous stories for the male audience, with a focus on the mythical robots such as Mazinger and Danguard.