For the fine arts, the large-scale exhibition “Logical Emotion – Contemporary Art from Japan” opened at the Haus Konstrktiv museum (Oct. 2, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015; later touring to Poland and Germany). There is also a photography exhibition by Reiko Imoto (Oslo 8 – gallery for contemporary photography / Oct. 24 – Nov. 29) and a solo performance by the Japanese sound and video artist Ryoji Ikeda (HeK House of Electronic Arts Basel / Nov. 22 – Mar. 29, 2015).
In the performing arts, Toshiki Okada
and the chelfitsch company will perform their piece SUPER PREMIUM SOFT DOUBLE VANILLA RICH
in the three cities of Basel, Zurich and Chur. Also, Kuro Tanino
and the Niwagekidan Penino perform BOX IN THE BIG TRUNK
in Chur and Basel, Akumanoshirushi performs MON PÈRE, GIACOMETTI
in Chur, Berlin and Basel and Zan Yamashita
(choreography/direction) and Kim Itoh
(dance) present their piece ITOH & YAMASHITA in Basel.
CULTURESCAPES is a cultural event held each autumn for two or three months centered in the Swiss city of Basel. It was founded in 2003 by Jurriaan Cooiman
and is organized by the CULTURESCAPES foundation (former name: Performing Arts Services Basel/PASS). The words culture and [land]scape were combined to create the new concept of CULTURESCAPES as the name for an event that focuses on a particular country, city or region and introduces a multi-perspective overview of its music, literature, film and performing arts. Until now the focuses have included the country of Georgia (2003), the Ukraine (2004), Armenia (2005), Estonia (2006), Romania (2007), Turkey (2008), Azerbaijan (2009), China (2010), Israel (2011), Moscow (2012), the Balkans (2013) and Tokyo (2014).