Current events (12)
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Held in Okayama City once every three years, the Okayama Art Summit is an international exhibition of contemporary art, placed this year under the title «IF THE SNAKE».
Location: Several venues in Okayama city
Liechtenstein is the only country in the world named after the family name of the ruling monarch. Although it is a small country situated between Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein holds one of the most extensive private art collections in the world.
Location: The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo
Pianist Christian Chamorel, one of the few Swiss musician whose influence reaches far beyond the country’s borders, has performed in countless prestigious festivals and won many prizes in several international competitions in Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.
Location: Kobe Club, Kobe
Founded in 1875, the Musikkollegium Winterthur is the oldest active Orchestra in Switzerland.
Location: Toppan Hall, Tokyo
The Basel-based trio SULP was founded in 2005 by Simon Dettwiler (schwyzerörgeli accordion), Matthias Gubler (saxophone) and Hannes Fankhauser (contrabass, tuba, alphorn).
Location: Tokyo, Nagano, Yokohama, Kyoto, Nara
Roman Signer (1938–) is a Swiss artist active since the 1970s. He uses daily objects like kayaks and furniture and try to cause movement with elements such as fire, water, and wind, in a humorous and sometimes absurd manner.
Location: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
After a series of successful concerts in Switzerland in 2016, the Swiss trombone duo TWOBONES (Danilo Moccia & Paul Haag) and the Japanese trombone duo The Bon Bones (Yuu Uesugi & Itsumi Komano) are reuniting for a Japan tour.
Location: Miyagi, Iwate, Saitama, Tokyo, Shizuoka
The Swiss "Lied Duo" of Raphaël Favre (Tenor) & Satoko Kato (Piano) join the Kitatopia International Music Festival 2019
Location: Kitatopia Tsutsuji Hall, Tokyo
Ahead of the first Japan solo exhibition of Karl Gerstner, a major figure in visual communication of the 20th century, Susanne Bieri D.Phil., Head of The Prints and Drawings Department of the Swiss National Library, shares insights on the career and legacy of the designer.
Location: ginza graphic gallery (ggg), Tokyo
After the success of their first tour in Japan in 2017, including a performance at Shibuya O-EAST, Swiss rock/pop band YOKKO returns to Japan!
Location: Tokyo, Saitama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe, Osaka, Chiba
Yodel singer and composer Marie Theres von Gunten joins Japanese musicians to hold a special Swiss Christmas concert.
Location: International Christian University Chapel,
Yann Becker is a Swiss photographer based in Japan since 2010 who offers a very personal gaze on the archipelago.
Location: Gallery Kaze, Osaka
Past events (286)
The Montreux Jazz Festival is recognized as one of the most important and renowned music festivals in the world.
Location: Tokyo Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall, Tokyo
As a mirror of the GINMAKU Japanese Film Festival in Switzerland, the Helvetica Swiss Film Festival takes place in Japan for the very first time.
Location: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
Born in Zurich and trained in Toronto, Swiss photographer Nicolas Henri is active in Switzerland, in Germany and now in Japan with solo and group exhibitions.
Location: Gallery Tosei, Tokyo
Location: Fukushima city concert hall, Fukushima
Since 2016, Swiss and Japanese vocalists, sound artists and performers Rahel Kraft and Tomoko Hojo have developed a collaborative practice around sound, place and intimacy.
Location: Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto Nakanojo Biennale 2019, Gunma
Exhibition ; Literature
Two years after its last instalment, the Tokyo Art Book Fair (TABF), Asia’s biggest of its kind, makes its comeback at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
The Notos Quartet, including Swiss violist Andrea Burger, will tour Japan for the rst time in July. The Notos Quartet’s vision is not only to perform well-known masterpieces, but also to reveal lost and forgotten treasures, and to champion new compositions for piano and three string instruments.
Location: Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo
Davos and Ueda City have been sister cites since 1976, and have maintained strong o cial and friendship ties.
Location: Sugadaira Kogen, Nagano
The Bauhaus is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Location: Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), one of Asia’s largest Academy Awards®-accredited short lm festivals, will hold its 2019 edition in Tokyo. The festival has received approximately 10,000 short lms submitted from over 120 countries and regions. Out of these, around 200 have been selected to be presented at the festival.
Location: several venues in Shibuya and Harajuku, Tokyo
The Swiss quartet Anemochore consists of Sebastian Strinning (tenor saxophone & bass clarinet), Frantz Loriot (viola), Daniel Studer (double bass) and Benjamin Brodbeck (drums).
Location: several venues in Tokyo, Takasaki, Osaka, Kyoto, Sapporo
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is regarded as one of the world leading platforms for academic and creative undertakings.
Location: Cibone aoyama