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Garo Manga: 1964-1973-- a new exhibition @ Center for Book Arts in NYC

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to present
Garo Manga: 1964-1973
an exhibition organized by Ryan Holmberg, Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Art, University of Southern California

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition On View Through June 26, 2010

NEW YORK CITY - Garo Manga, 1964-1973 will be an exhibition focused around the renowned manga (Japanese comics) journal Garo during the period of its greatest aesthetic experimentation and political commitment. Garo is well-known amongst comic enthusiasts and historians of postwar Japanese culture both for its challenging of formal and thematic conventions within the field of comics as well as for its engagement with the main political issues of the day, from rightwing incursions into national education policy to Japanese involvement in the Vietnam War.

This exhibition presents the work and development of Garo during this seminal period. The core of the exhibition will be each and every issue of Garo, from its first issue in September 1964 to its 120th issue in December 1973. Garo issues will be displayed both open and closed, showing representative moments in the history of the magazine and the work of important artists. The exhibition will also display materials including direct precursors to Garo, a selection of important Garo issues from later periods, other journals inspired by Garo (including Tezuka Osamu's COM), and issues of Manga-shugi (Manga-ism), a small but important magazine of manga criticism, much of which focused on the work of Garo.

Exhibition organizer Ryan Holmberg is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in the History of Art from Yale University.

A comprehensive catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
6pm - 8pm

Exhibition Dates / Hours
April 15 - June 26, 2010
Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Public Programs
Book Arts Lounge: You Can Do a Graphic Novel. Friday, April 16, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: With Curator Ryan Holmberg and Akino Kondoh, Artist, Illustrator and Author. Wednesday, April 21st , 6:30pm

Opening Reception: Free and open to the public
Galleries: Free
Public Programs: Suggested admission of $10/$5 members

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, Third Floor
(Located between 6th Avenue and Broadway)

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