TodaysArt is very proud of the support from Nippon Television Network Europe (NTVE) for a program that focuses on innovative and high quality performing arts projects by established and upcoming Japanese artists. The program features performances of Ei Wada’s ‘Open Reel Ensemble’ and ‘Braun Tube Jazz Band’ and Ryoichi Kurokawa’s ‘syn_’. This collaboration matches well with the ambitions of both organizations to further expand strong cultural and artistic relations between the Netherlands and Japan.
TodaysArt has a rich tradition of presenting Japanese artists at our festival since the first edition in 2005. Artists and groups such as Hiroaki Umeda, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Daito Manabe, MU, Sei Matsemura, L+M & Syogo, Kenzo Minami, Akinori Oishi, TN8, Yota Morimoto, Takuro Mizuta Lippit / DJ Sniff, NiCad, ibitsu, DJ Duct, Yoshimitsu Ichiraku / DoraVideo, Telly, Yuko Uesu (TO-PO) and Yoko Seyama were presented in previous editions. Many of these artists found their way to larger events and exhibitions after their presentation at the TodaysArt festival. In 2012, we would like to continue and solidify this tradition.
NTV Europe (NTVE) was founded in 1992 as one of the Group subsidiary companies of Nippon Television Network Corporation (NTV), the pioneer of Japanese commercial TV. Since its foundation, NTVE has been based at the World Trade Centre in Amsterdam and has been involved in various activities, such as research in new developments and technologies in the Media and Broadcasting fields, planning and carrying out large scale fine-art exhibitions, coordinating the production of TV programs, and the licensing of content for broadcasting in Japan. NTV Europe is responsible for the research, coordination and filming for Japanese TV productions in Europe. On the basis of extensive networks developed within Europe, NTVE can offer many and various services.
Through this collaboration, TodaysArt and NTVE reach out to audiences, artists and professionals from a variety of contemporary art and creative industry sectors to further expand strong cultural relations between the Netherlands and Japan and to jointly present high quality programmes.