From tradition to pop culture: the compositional and iconographic tradition of Japanese fine art treads new paths in contemporary manga comics. Manga recount old stories, but in a new guise. This is achieved through new page layout techniques and modern methods of visual steering. But how does this differ from reading historical horizontal scrolls – either when turning a page in a printed manga or when scrolling on the Internet.

For the exhibition, parts of a medieval horizontal scroll were “manganized”. Pages from Japanese publications that adapt the classical “Tale of Prince Genji” complement the picture.