Reading the Flow

Until Sun, 30/01/2022
Museum Rietberg

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.

Museum Rietberg

Gablerstrasse 15
8002 Zürich

+41 44 415 31 31

Tram 7: Museum Rietberg / Bus 72: Hügelstrasse

Photography allowed

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–20
Thursday: 10–17
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Until Sun, 30/01/2022

The Museum Rietberg ist open.

In general: open on public holidays 10am–5pm, except on December 25: closed. Library: Tue-Thu 1-5pm


Special exhibitions «Love, Fight, Feast– The World of Japanese Narrative Art» und «Manga– Reading the Flow» incl. collection
CHF 25/20*

CHF 14/12*


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