One of the most exciting shows we’ve recalled writing about that takes place in New Hampshire is coming up.  SugiPOP! is co-curated by Beau Basse of LeBasse Projects and will take up residence at the Portsmouth Museum of Art.  It is an exhibition centered around Sugi (meaning “too much”), which is contemporary art inspired by anime, manga and comics.  It includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos and original artwork used to make anime films and manga comics.

The show includes pieces created in the 19th century all the way up to today, and features artists Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Hush, Audrey Kawasaki and many more.  If you live nearby, make sure to visit, because chances are, you’ll be waiting awhile for another one like it.

SugiPOP! – The Influence of Anime and Manga on Contemporary Art opens at the Portsmouth Museum of Art on Thursday, October 14th and runs until January 16th, 2011

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Article by Khoi Nguyen