Exhibition: KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games

I love NYC there is such a large Japanese population there.. well at least larger then y home town in Ohio. This also means that there are a lot of cultural events taking place.

For those in the NYC area and are interested in Japanese pop culture, then this event is for you.

The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games

ganized by the Vancouver Art Gallery
Friday, March 13 — Sunday, June 14

KRAZY! will be New York’s first major show dedicated to the Japanese phenomenon of Anime, Manga, and Video Games—three forms of contemporary visual art that are exercising a huge influence on an entire generation of American youth. The exhibition, organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, will be presented in an environment designed by cutting-edge architectural practice Atelier Bow-Wow, featuring life-size blowups of popular figures from the worlds of anime and manga within an intriguing sequence of spaces that evoke Tokyo’s clamorous cityscape. Co-curated by leading North American and Japanese specialists, KRAZY! will give visitors a direct experience of new forms of cultural production and offers fresh insight into the interdependence of three art forms of the future.

Anime Film Screenings

The anime films that are featured in KRAZY! will be shown full-length in the recently upgraded—with digital projectors and 5.1 surround sound—auditorium at the Japan Society. The films that will be shown are:

Katsuhiro Otomo’s classic, Akira (1988); Masaaki Yuasa's Mind Game (2004); Satoshi Kon’s, Paprika (2006); Patlabor 2: The Movie, by Mamoru Oshii (1993); The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004), by Makoto Shinkai; and Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Episode 9, 17, 18, and 27 (1982-83), designed by Ichiro Itano.

Screenings will begin Saturday, March 14 and will continue until June 14, 2009. Viewing times are Friday: 3:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 to 5:00 pm.

I will be in NYC to see this event so I will post more about it after I attend!
I think this wil be very fun and all hose interested in Anime, manga, and japanese movies should show up for all the fun!


Jamaipanese said...

omg omg omg omg omg I so wish I could go. I was in New York around at that time last year -_-

M-Kat said...

I'm flying back to NYC Monday so I will have a chance to stop by and see this. It's getting warmer out so they will have more events.. Next is the cherry blossom party.. I think in Brooklyn .. I need to look it up.. I missed it last year,

AND after that is the Asian American film festival.. there are always good films being shown there and I CAN'T WAIT!! :-p I'll be posting reviews and pictures of everything thouth!

Chris said...

So what's the verdict?? Did you go? Was it cool??
Let's see some pics ;)

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