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Music Festival Argerich’s Meeting Point was initiated by Switzerland-based pianist Martha Argerich with the aim to bring high-quality music to children, cultivate their aesthetic sentiments, and foster young talents by giving them the opportunity to perform with renowned artists.
Location: several locations in Oita, Tokyo and Ibaraki
ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne is regarded as one of the world leading platforms for academic and creative undertakings.
Location: Cibone aoyama
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Location: Fukushima city concert hall, Fukushima
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
Past events (273)
For the first time ever, a choreographer combines dance with immersive virtual reality in a work that provides viewers with a unique sensory experience.
Location: Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F), Tokyo
Led by Japanese musician Dai Kimoto, the Switzerland based children jazz band «Swing Kids» is touring Japan for the 9th time.
Location: 5 venues in Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka
Aiming to stimulate exchanges between Japan and Switzerland, and deepen the mutual understanding in the architectural field, the newly founded "Japan Swiss Architectural Association (JSAA)" presents their first exhibition and lecture about Christ & Gantenbein, an architectural office based in Basel.
Location: Hillside Forum (Tokyo), Kyoto Institute of Technology, KYOTO DESIGN LAB (Kyoto)
"Kyogen-Opera", a mix of Japanese traditional comic theatre Kyogen and opera, has been performed for the last 15 years in Japan and Europe.
Location: Aichi, Yamagata, Aomori, Osaka, Shiga, Hyogo
Switzerland-based Krystian Zimerman, one of the greatest living pianists, has toured the world and made numerous of highly acclaimed recordings since winning the Chopin Competition in 1975.
Location: Nagano, Tokyo, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kanagawa
Designed by one of the masters of 20th century modern architecture; Le Corbusier, the main building of “The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo” has been classified as a heritage of UNESCO since 2016.
Location: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Aiming to provide viewers with an opportunity to think about the "death penalty", the annual “Death Penalty Movie Week” is organized by the anti-death penalty group, “Forum 90”.
Location: Eurospace, Tokyo
Claudio Puntin is a Swiss clarinetist who explores the infinite possibilities of his instrument.
Location: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Osaka, Kyoto
Exhibition ; Lecture
The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions seeks to stimulate creative activities in the field of film and encourage dialogue within a variety of genres, while ensuring that outstanding examples of expression through the medium of film are passed on from past to present, and on into the future.
Location: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and other places in Ebisu
Jointly organized by the Kunstmuseum Basel and the National Art Center in Tokyo, this Leiko Ikemura solo exhibition will first take place in Tokyo, then in Basel (in May 2019).
Location: The National Art Center, Tokyo
Porta Chiusa, a project by clarinettists Hans Koch, Paed Conca and Michael Thieke, is an interdisciplinary performance combining projections, spokenwords and live music which tackles the topic of human dignity.
Location: Tokyo, Yokohama, Sapporo, Kobe, Osaka, Okinawa
Recipient of many literary awards, including the Hermann Hesse Prize and Georg Büchner Prize, Adolf Muschg is one of Switzerland’s most well-known German-speaking writers.
Location: Goethe-Institut Tokyo, Tokyo