Current events (16)
Robert Frank (b.1924, Zurich) is one of the preeminent gures of twentiethcentury photography.
Location: Bunkamura Le Cinéma and more
«The Price of Desire» recounts the complex relationship between the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, and the Irish architect and furniture designer, Eileen Gray.
Location: Bunkamura Le Cinéma, Tokyo and more
Acclaimed Swiss lm «Nichts Passiert» directed by Micha Lewinsky won Best Screenplay at the Swiss Film Award 2016, and is now on screens for the first time in Japan.
Location: K's cinema, Tokyo and more
Turning Beethoven's Ninth Symphony into a choreography? Maurice Béjart did it in 1964, and his company Béjart Ballet Lausanne performed the masterpiece in Tokyo in 2014.
Location: Human Trust Cinema Yurakucho and more
This stop-motion movie, the first feature-length film directed by the Swiss director Claude Barras, is finally screening in Japan. It was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards and earned many other distinctions.
Location: Shinjuku Piccadilly and more
The E.G. Bührle Collection in Zurich is one of the world's most highly regarded private art collection.
Location: The National Art Center, Tokyo (until May 7), Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka
The finely curated book «Swiss Design Stories» is a new initiative of the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan with the aim to promote awareness of Swiss design in Japan. It documents human encounters and artistic exchanges between Japan and Switzerland in the eld of design and architecture
Location: Available at selected cultural institutions in Japan
A major gure of the Swiss and international contemporary art scene since the 1980s, Miriam Cahn works with a variety of media (paintings, drawings, photographs and cinematography) and has continuously questioned our relation to the body, gender and the natural order.
Location: Wako Works of Art, Tokyo
The Swiss artist Mickaël Lianza has been invited to create an installation as a part of his residency at the Palais des paris.
Location: palais des paris, Gunma
Internationally active since the mid-2000s, Overload Collapse (Nicolas J. Fasnacht, Nikola H. Mounoud) is back in Japan to celebrate a decade of activities and exchange.
Location: Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Oita, Tokyo and more several venues in Japan
This is the first retrospective exhibition on the painter Otto Nebel (1892-1973) to be held in Japan, in cooperation with the Otto Nebel Foundation in Bern.
Location: The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto
The brainchild of DJ and artist Agonis, the electronic music label Amenthia Recordings will undertake an Asian tour and join some renowned festivals and club events in Australia, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Location: Dommune, Contact in Tokyo
Past events (209)
The Zurich-based music band Ikarus will be touring Japan for the second time in April 2018.
Location: several venues in Japan
Consisting of three leading gures of the European improvised music scene, the DDK Trio will promote its new album "Cone of Confusion" to the Japanese public during an extensive tour taking place in the rst half of April 2018.
Location: several venues in Japan
Isabelle Pilloud is a Swiss visual artist from Fribourg. She is currently traveling around the globe and producing a "World Map of Heroines".
Location: Aizu Keikodo, Fukushima
The festival of the Francophonie is a world-wide event organized by 57 Frenchspeaking countries from all continents.
Location: Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo
The Tokyo Engeki Ensemble, directed by Akiko Komori, will present "Biedermann und die Brandstifter" ("The Firebugs"), a classic theater play by Swiss playwright and novelist Max Frisch (1911 –1991) in a new translation by Koki Matsuu.
Location: Brecht-Raum, Tokyo
Yann Becker, a Swiss photographer based in Japan since 2010, exhibits the photos of his own personal Japan:
Location: Gallery Koto in 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: Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka
Art Fair Tokyo is the largest art fair in Japan bringing together works from antiquities to contemporary art.
Location: Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
Swiss design director David Glaettli has been invited by the Sumida City administration to develop "Sumida Contemporary", a design project aimed at supporting and promoting the Sumida district.
Location: Ginza Loft, Tokyo
After their successful tour in 2014, Swiss folk metal band ELUVEITIE returns to Japan for a second time along with two other likeminded Swiss bands, HYPOCRAS and ABINCHOVA.
Location: Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka
To provide an opportunity for children of all backgrounds and their family to enjoy classical music, the Waku Waku concert has been organized by students and teaching staff of the Kagawa University since 2007.
Location: Sunport Hall Takamatsu, Kagawa
The Swiss Klezmer Band «Cheibe Balagan» is back in Japan, two years after their first appearance.
Location: YAMAHA Ginza, Tokyo