[MA-SOC] "World Of Shöjo Manga: Mirrors Of Girls' Desires" @ Baruch College, CUNY

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Fri Jan 30 15:36:00 EST 2015


    
To:     Anybody, Everybody And Somebody
    
From:   Maikeru
    
Date:   2015 January 30 Friday
    
Subj:   [MA-SOC] "World Of Shöjo Manga:
            Mirrors Of Girls' Desires"
            @ Baruch College, CUNY
    
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Hello Everyone:
    
        Three inter-related Anime and Manga related activities.
                                
    http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/artsculture/mishkingallery/current.html
                                
    2015 February 4 Wednesday through 2015 February 27 Thursday: 
        Exhibition: "World Of Shöjo Manga: Mirrors Of Girls'
            Desires" exhibition.  
        Baruch College will present the exhibition "World Of
    Shöjo Manga: Mirrors Of Girls' Desires" at the Mishkin
    Gallery from Wednesday, February 4 to Friday, February 27,
    2015.  An opening reception will take place on Tuesday,
    February 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
        Japanese manga (graphic novels or comics) have assumed
    an increasingly important role not only in Japanese pop
    culture, but also on the worldwide stage in the twenty-first
    century.  This exhibition of shöjo (girls') manga is the
    first to focus on this unique genre.  The show also
    highlights the specific phenomenon of women's changing roles
    and expectations in Japan, thus facilitating a significant
    discussion of gender in manga and in Japanese culture as a
    whole.  
        Modern manga developed in Japan during the Occupation
    and the post-Occupation years (from 1945 to the early 1960s)
    as entertainment for children.  It is comprised of themes
    ranging from historical drama, comedy, fantasy, science
    fiction, mystery, and horror.  Japanese manga has split into
    boys' (shonen) and girls' (shöjo) manga, each developing in
    its own way, with its own specific themes.  Regardless of
    the subject, the main theme in boys' manga is competitive
    fighting.  It shows how the boy-heroes become men by
    protecting women, family, country, or the earth from
    enemies.  
        Shöjo, or girls', manga, on the other hand, contends
    that the most important goal for girls is to find love
    through the process of overcoming obstacles.  Over time, the
    topics in shōjo manga have changed and diversified in
    response to girls' expectations in the years since World War
    II.  They now reflect a broad range of female desires and
    concerns for individual identity.  
        Manga uses a complex visual grammar that has developed
    in response to the increasing number of mature adult readers
    who expect sophisticated plots and character development.  
    The depiction of three elements: pictures, words, and
    panels, changes according to the characters' emotions,
    interior psychological states, external voices or silent
    thoughts.  The variations in use of the pictures, words, and
    panels also reveal shifts in time between the past, present,
    and future.  
        The exhibition features 12 artists and includes 59
    drawings, watercolors, and reprinted illustrations, as well
    as shöjo manga books and magazines.  Dr. Masami TOKU,
    curator of the show, has selected artists who represent the
    three periods in the development of shöjo manga: the dawn of
    shöjo manga around World War II; the diversification of
    shöjo manga in the 1970s; and a new direction in the 21st
    century as shōjo manga incorporates the influences of the
    global comic market.  
        Sponsors:
            The Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College of The
                City University Of New York (CUNY): 135 East
                22nd Street, between Third and Lexington
                Avenues, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.  
            Japan Foundation, New York: 152 West 57th Street, 
                between Avenue Of The Americas (Sixth Avenue)
                and Seventh Avenue, Seventeenth Floor, Plaza
                District, Manhattan.  
        Location:                        
            The Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College of The
                City University Of New York (CUNY): 135 East
                22nd Street, between Third and Lexington
                Avenues, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.  
        Admission:
            Complimentary and gratis for most sentient beings.  
                                
The accompanying opening reception for the exhibition.  
                                
    http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/artsculture/mishkingallery/current.html
                                
    2015 February 3 Tuesday from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM: 
        Opening Reception: "World Of Shöjo Manga: Mirrors Of
            Girls' Desires" exhibition.  
        Baruch College will present the exhibition "World Of
    Shöjo Manga: Mirrors Of Girls' Desires" at the Mishkin
    Gallery from Wednesday, February 4 to Friday, February 27,
    2015.  An opening reception will take place on Tuesday,
    February 3, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
        Sponsors:
            The Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College of The
                City University Of New York (CUNY): 135 East
                22nd Street, between Third and Lexington
                Avenues, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.  
            Japan Foundation, New York: 152 West 57th Street, 
                between Avenue Of The Americas (Sixth Avenue)
                and Seventh Avenue, Seventeenth Floor, Plaza
                District, Manhattan.  
        Location:                        
            The Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College of The
                City University Of New York (CUNY): 135 East
                22nd Street, between Third and Lexington
                Avenues, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.  
        Admission:
            Complimentary and gratis for most sentient beings.  
                                
The accompanying symposium, for the exhibition.  
                                
    http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/wsas/artsculture/mishkingallery/current.html
                                
    2015 February 19 Thursday from 12:40 PM through 2:20 PM: 
        Symposium: "Globalized Manga Culture And Fandom"
            exhibition symposium.  
        Symposium: Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom:
    Thursday, February 19, 12:40 to 2:20 p.m. Vertical Campus,
    55 Lexington Ave., 5th floor, Room 165.  Speakers: Dr.
    Masami Toku, Professor at California State University,
    Chico; Dr. Kathryn Hemmann, Assistant Professor at George
    Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and Mr. Ed Chavez, Marketing
    Director at Vertical, Inc.  The symposium is sponsored by
    the Japan Foundation, New York.
        Presenters:
            Prof. Masami TOKU: Professor in the Department Of
                Art And Art History, of School Of The Arts, of
                College Of Humanities And Fine Arts, of
                California State University, Chico, of The
                California State University.  
            Prof. Kathryn HEMMANN: Assistant Professor in the
                Department Of Modern And Classical Languages, of
                College Of Humanities and Social Sciences, of
                George Mason University.  
            Mr. Ed CHAVEZ, Marketing Director at Vertical, Inc.
        Sponsors:
            The Sidney Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College of The
                City University Of New York (CUNY): 135 East
                22nd Street, between Third and Lexington
                Avenues, in Gramercy Park, Manhattan.  
            Japan Foundation, New York: 152 West 57th Street, 
                between Avenue Of The Americas (Sixth Avenue)
                and Seventh Avenue, Seventeenth Floor, Plaza
                District, Manhattan.  
        Location:                        
            Room 165, Fifh Floor, Vertical Campus of Baruch
                College of The City University Of New York
                (CUNY): 55 Lexington Avenue (One Bernard M.
                Baruch Way), between East 24th anf East 25th
                Streets, in Rose Hill, Manhattan.  
        Admission:
            Complimentary and gratis for most sentient beings.  
                                
All in the month of February.  
    
        Anyone, interested in viewing the "World Of Shöjo Manga:
Mirrors Of Girls' Desires" exhibition or attending any of the
related activities?  
    
                                Sincerely,
    
                                Maikeru
    
                                (^_^)
    
                        "A thing is not strange in itself;

                        it depends on me to make it strange."



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