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Jiro Taniguchi: The Man Who Dreams
12 March 2016 – 15 May 2016| 5€
VERSAILLES, FRANCE | Jiro Taniguchi: The Man Who Dreams (Jiro Taniguchi: L’Homme Qui Rêve) The City of Versailles celebrates the many talents of Jiro Taniguchi. Born in 1943, the prolific Japanese creator of many manga since 1979 is much appreciated by European readers, twenty years after his books were first translated into French.
The exhibition reflects the very special relationship between Jiro Taniguchi and his Western readers. No other Japanese author has been able, until now, to create such a rapport with the tastes and interests of the European public, of every generation and background, building over thirty translations a deep relationship that is mutually reciprocated.
Jiro Taniguchi: The Walking Man
The exhibition unfolds around a reading room with access to the entirety of Taniguchi’s work.
As visitors walk through the show, they will discover some 300 works, as if they embody The Walking Man himself while on his stroll.
They will find as they go the major themes that structure Taniguchi’s creativity: the great outdoors and nature; close relationships; family; the art of peaceful narration; the flow of time; the savouring of culinary delights.
The Solitary Gourmet
Savouring, celebrated not just in The Solitary Gourmet—his most popular series in Japan—but as in almost all his books.
Throughout this walking tour, his originality is strongly evoked, and the link that unites Taniguchi with his European peers from Moebius to Benoît Peeters and Igort is clear.
The exhibition is designed by the 9th art agency and curator Nicolas Finet.
In partnership with the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême
Admission is 5 €, but free to those under 26.
Hours: Noon until 7:00pm (closed Monday and Tuesday).
Illustration: A detail from the cover of Summit Of The Gods, 2000 –2012, by Jiro Taniguchi.
Also at the Espace Richaud on the Sunday, 13 March 2016. 4.00pm
Jiro Taniguchi Round Table
Discussion with Nadia Gibert, editor; Igort, author of Les Cahier Japanais (‘The Japanese Sketchbooks’, Futuropolis); Jean-Charles Ostorero, producer preparing an animated adaptation of The Summit of the Gods. Chaired by Nicolas Finet, author and curator of the exhibition.
Admission to the Round Table is free and gives special free access to the exhibition.
Three Manga by Jiro Taniguchi
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