Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition

Bangkok, Thailand
16 November 2021




Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition

UNESCO Bangkok has partnered with Silent Manga Audition and The Japan Foundation, Bangkok to organize the “Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition” from November 16th to December 5th, 2021 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

Event highlights

The Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition comprises short stories told solely through illustrations in the style of Japanese manga. Without dialogue, powerful stories about out-of-school children, bullying, conflict, and kindness can move people from all parts of the world, regardless of their native language. The 15 stories curated for this exhibition showcase different aspects of peace as envisioned by the artists.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of sideline activities:

  • The screening of “SKY SKY,” a short film by Thai director Nonzee Nimibutr based on the winning silent manga of the inaugural Grand Prix Award in 2013 by Thai artist Prema Ja.
  • Online lecture and workshop on manga via The Japan Foundation, Bangkok YouTube Channel on December 4th, 2021.
  • Live manga illustrations by KP Learning Space held at the BACC on December 4th and 5th.

For more event details and registration information, go to the UNESCO Bangkok website.

Manga without words

SILENT MANGA AUDITION®︎ is a competition for manga without dialogue, putting the emphasis on the emotion, rather than the conversation. Judges include high-profile mangaka, or manga artists, from the likes of Tsukasa Hojo, creator of “City Hunter,” and Tetsuo Hara, creator of “Fist of the North Star.”

The exhibition showcases entries from the 13th round of the competition held under the theme, “Together for Peace.” In total, the competition received over 274 submitted entries by artists from 117 countries across the globe.