Collateral Events

We’ll be hosting a variety of events related to the exhibition, including lively and colorful workshops for children, lectures for scholars, informative conferences, screenings of relevant works with author participation, and book and comic presentations.
ADMISSION TO EVENTS IS FREE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A VALID EXHIBITION TICKET FOR THE DATE OF THE EVENT.

IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED THE EXHIBITION:

1. Write an e-mail to info@vertigosyndrome.it
specifying: EVENT TITLE, NAME AND SURNAME of all participants

2. After receiving confirmation of seat availability BUY THE ONLINE TICKET FOR THE EXHIBITION at the time of your arrival.

3. Once you arrive at the exhibition specify at the cash register your interest in the event. The person at the counter will guide you step by step and provide you with the necessary information.

ALL JUNE FREE – THEN FREE WITH EXHIBITION ENTRANCE OR €5 EVENT ONLY TICKET (email reservations strongly recommended)

IF YOU ONLY WANT TO ATTEND THE EVENT:

1. Write an e-mail to info@vertigosyndrome.it specifying: EVENT TITLE, NAME AND SURNAME of all participants and your interest in the event only

2. Once you arrive at the exhibition specify at the checkout your interest in the event only. The person at the counter will guide you step by step and provide you with the necessary information.

ALL JUNE FREE – THEN FREE WITH EXHIBITION ENTRANCE OR €5 EVENT ONLY TICKET (email reservations strongly recommended)

 

note: our secretariat personally responds to all emails: in case of absent response, please solicit via new email until a response is obtained

JUNE 22, 4:00 P.M.

Monstrous women: yōkai and the feminine in Japanese tradition

MEETING WITH DOCTOR AND RESEARCHER MARTA FANASCA

The word yōkai groups supernatural creatures and phenomena of folklore, presences that have “haunted” Japan’s legends, art and literature since the dawn of time.
Representations of this variegated pantheon have, over the centuries, often served as spokesmen for social fears and anxieties, criticisms of government, as well as also been used to represent human vices and virtues, sometimes for educational and moralising purposes.
In this light, representations of female yōkai, often used to highlight behaviors that an ideal femininity should have avoided, occupy a particularly interesting position.
Through the analysis of artistic and literary works, interpretations of the feminine in relation to the supernatural will be analyzed during the talk, highlighting how, depending on historical periods, the way of thinking about and representing the feminine has changed.
Opens the events calendar for the Yōkai exhibition Marta Fanasca: PhD in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester.
Her main line of research investigates the dansō (Female-to-Male crossdressing) phenomenon in contemporary Japan and the commodification of intimacy, combining gender studies with a socio-economic analysis of contemporary Japan. His articles have been published in both Italian and English in leading academic journals in the field.
Her first monograph Female Masculinity and the Business of Emotions in Tokyo was released by Routledge in November 2023. His research interests cover contemporary Japanese culture, gender representations in anime and manga, and visual art.
You can, in addition, find an essay by him within the exhibition catalog.
An overwhelming start to a caledarium to be discovered.

JUNE 29, 4:00 P.M.

PRESENTATION OF TITLES “THE ENCHANTED KITCHEN” and “THE GIRL WHO LOVED MIYAZAKI.

MEETING WITH AUTHOR SILVIA CASINI

Silvia Casini – author of “The Enchanted Kitchen” (published by Trenta Editore) and “The Girl Who Loved Miyazaki” (published by Einaudi) – and co-curator of the exhibition produced by Vertigo Syndrome “ITADAKIMASU. Little hidden stories in the anime kitchen.”
On this day you will be catapulted into the magical world of master Hayao Miyasaki.
Through the recipes in “The Enchanted Kitchen” (illustrated ed.) we will learn about the gastronomic and cultural secrets in Studio Ghibili’s films, and with the story of Sofia – the protagonist of “The Girl Who Loved Miyazaki” – we will momentarily share with her her dream of going to Japan to become a manga designer.
Between drawings, bike escapes and surprising encounters, we will face our fears and doubts together with this intrepid protagonist, learning to believe in self and the power of talent.
Two texts to learn the secrets behind the works of the Japanese animation master.
After this meeting you will see Hayao Miyazaki’s films as never before.

JULY 6, NO 5:00 P.M.

Human, too human. Women and (free) spirits in Tokugawa Japan

MEETING WITH RESEARCHER CRISTIAN PALLONE

Voluptuous concubines, justice-seeking daughters, murderous mothers: evil entities and wicked witches crowd the pages of nineteenth-century Japanese novels.
They are actually strong and courageous women, willing even to abandon their humanity to defy an inescapable fate by any means.
In this meeting-coordinated by BIT Researcher in Japanese Language and Literature – Cristian Pallone we will be transported inside the literary adventures of the Japanese 1800s.

MANY MORE MEETINGS COMING UP FOR YOU.

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