The Hague, 19 - 22 September 2019

Ever since its birth in 2005, TodaysArt has been transforming the festival landscape, creating new sensory experiences by putting forward immersive art, experimental music and the best club headliners. For its 15th anniversary edition, the festival sets foot in the Hague once again, but in a world that is very different from where it all started. Prepare for an edition jammed with immersive experiences, new media installations and pioneering performances; an edition reflecting on the past 15 years, but also on the opportunities for humanity in our digital future. Welcome to TodaysArt 2019: “CONSCIOUSNESS.”

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Confirmed artists

For its 15th edition, TodaysArt has invited a cast of artists closely connected to the festival’s history. This includes various emerging pioneers, along with some of the most progressive artists and strains in art and music that are defining our culture today. The locations this year range from industrial heritage to a full-scale theatre, a club designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and legendary underground spaces for the night program.

Confirmed so far:

Art
– Evelina Domnitch + Dmitry Gelfand
– Gabey Tjon A Tham
– Pablo Valbuena
– Ralf Baecker
– Refik Anadol

Live A/V & Tech-shows
– Aïsha Devi ft. MFO present ∞E=TRv
– Ali Demirel + Kazuya Nagaya
– Byetone
– Caterina Barbieri + Ruben Spini
– fuse * – DÖKK
– Joris Strijbos + Daan Johan
– patten
– Push 1 Stop + Wiklow
– Ryoichi Kurokawa
– Tarik Barri + Lea Fabrikant

Music
– Bamao Yendé
– Bendik Giske
– Carla del Forno
– Crystallmess
– Ewa Justka
– Hibotep
– Katarina Ernst
– Linn de Quebrada
– Nihiloxica
– Oceanic with special guest
– Oktober Lieber
– MCZO & Duke
– Sentimental Rave

Context
– Douglas Rushkoff
– Koert van Mensvoort
– Srecko Horvat
– Pia Klemp

TodaysArt 2019: Consciousness

Every year, TodaysArt’s program is embedded in a larger narrative. With themes like ‘Leap Into The Void’, ‘Sea of Random Data’ and ‘Conflict’, past editions sketched a rather bleak digital future. Instead of spinning off into a dystopian spiral, however, the organization felt that this year’s theme should be multifaceted, reflecting on darkness and light, ecological vulnerability and resourceful regeneration. With the theme “Consciousness”, TodaysArt 2019 will explore how awareness can give new meaning and relevance to the human mind in a digital world, and how art, philosophy, creativity and eventually consciousness will become crucial to humanity in our rapidly changing society. With this theme, dystopian scenarios about black boxes and Artificial Intelligence are left behind, moving the focus to the opportunities of digital technology instead.

Apart from the theme, the global network and international partnerships of TodaysArt are also reflected in the festival program. Expect artists from the Ugandese festival Nyege Nyege, emerging talent from the European platform SHAPE, and programs co-curated with We Are Europe partners Insomnia and Sónar.