"in between zones"@Ryogoku Monten Hall


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"in between zones"

25 Feb. (Tue.) 2016, @ Ryogoku Monten Hall

open19:00, start:19:30 fee 3000yen,


Takahiro Tomatsu: body performance

Bettina Berger :flute

Daniel Lorenzo :piano

Hiroki Azuma:  video work



Moving Image as Live Performance@TTM

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Live event@TTM
Moving Image as Live Performance
20 Feb,sat.  2016  & 19 Mar. sat. 2016
need to resavation from here(able to90days before)http://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/programs/performance.html
program direction by Masayuki Kawai

”Artifacts Predict the Future”S.Nishiyama, S.N.Han@Blockhouse

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”Artifacts Predict the Future”
February 11th[Thu/National Holiday]—21st[Sun] 2016 12:00-20:00
venue: BLOCKHOUSE B1 and 4F
Entrance Free
■Opening Party February 14th[Sun] 19:30-21:00
■Closing Party February 21st[Sun] 20:00-21:30

"natura : data"Masayuki Kawaisolo exhibition@MORIYU GALLERY KYOTO

6 Feb(sat.)-28(sun.)2016
p.m 0:00 - p.m 7:00 close on Mon. Tue. Holiday
Reception; 6 FEB(sat.)2016, 8:00-20:00

Takahiko iimura's show in JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL

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Takahiko iimura received 19th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL, Special Achievement Award. His retrospective is exhibited at National Art Center Tokyo in Nogizaka.
3 Feb(wed.)-14(sun.) 2016
entrance free,  presented by Japan Mediaarts Festival 


Call for entries; TIVA/Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition

dead line 30 April 2016. please ask details to 、TIVA/Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition.

In the year 1999, Hong-Gah Museum was established by Mr. Andrew Chew, the chairman of Chew’s Culture Foundation with the principle to promote contemporary and new media arts in Taiwan and also to serve as a multi-functional exhibition venue. Hong-Gah Museum continue to receive high acknowledgements in the fields of arts and cultures, including the 2013 National Cultural Benefactor Award from the Council for Cultural Affairs of Taiwan and 2014 The 17th Taipei Culture Award from Department Of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government.

Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition is a biennial event with the year 2016 being the 5th exhibition. Selected artists with works pertaining to this year’s exhibition " Negative Horizon " will be invited by the curators to participate in the exhibition. In addition, an international open entry will be conducted to select works suitable for the exhibition.

entry details are here.


VゔIぃDでEおO at Ryougoku Monten

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VゔIぃDでEおO by Takahiro Tomatsu, Hiroki Azuma
What does it bring to us that the wide and rapid spreading of video media which permeates our daily life? It is an attempt to reveal the issue by corporeal performing art by Takahiro Tomatsu, video art by Hiroki Azuma and performance by musicians from Japan and abroad, in the space-time of Ryogoku Monten Hall. Who takes or is taken by video? For what purpose does the camera take all these recordings? For posterity? For security? For history?

Artist:Takahiro Tomatsu, Hiroki Azuma
Date:2015.12.21(Mon)  Time: 19:30 
Admission:2,000 yen
Organize:     Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
Venue:     Ryogoku Monten Hall

Masayuki Kawai solo exhibition@ Galelry alpha-M

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Masayuki Kawai solo exhibition

website http://gallery-alpham.com/exhibition/2015_6/
carator: Kazuhiro Yamamoto
dates: 19th December (Sat) -6th February (Sat) open: 11:00-19:00 free admission closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

artist talk: 19th December (Sat) 18:00-19:00
opening reception: 19th December (Sat) 19:00-
venue:gallery αM

B1F, Agata-takezawa Bldg. 1-2-11 Higashi-kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0031 Japan
tel: 03-5829-9109
organized by Musashino Art University

Taka iimura won a prize of Special Achievement, Japan Media Arts Festival 2016!

Taka iimura was awarded Special Achievement prize ofJapan Media Arts Festival 2016. iimura lead mediaart scene from 1960's, and created various experimental film and video, on his performance and installation pieces. Congratulations!

offical web site;Japan Media Arts Festival 2016


the meeting for the study group of Video Art
guest: Chris Meigh-Andrews

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]the meeting for the study group of Video Art -vol.13

12 Oct. (mon.) 17:00-19:30
Venue:co-lab Shibuya 2F meeting room3 (Udagawacho 42-6, Shibuyaku, Tokyo) http://www.vctokyo.org/en/2012/01/vctokyo-office.html

(front door is locked, please call me with number below, if you’re later to come.)

Theme:"The emergence of early artists' video in Europe & the USA and its’ relationship to broadcast TV"

For researching and study meeting of video art, this time we will invite Chris Meigh-Andrews, a media artist and a researcher from England. Meigh-Andrews introduces British video art history and also his own activities, based on his book, A History of Video Art(published by Sangensha, 2013).

(capacity of room is 20 people, and for references/hand outs, please tell us your presence before the day. )

Guest panelist: Chris Meigh-Andrews (Emeritus Professor of Electronic & Digital Art at the University of Central Lancashire, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Moving Image Research in the Faculty of Arts)

(publishing information in Japanese)

contact: Kentaro Taki Videoart Center Tokyo
c/o Co-lab Shibuya, Udagawacho 42-6, Shibuyaku, Tokyo
Japanese information in JASIAS is here

Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo 15/16 starts!


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IAFT 15/16

“Interdisciplinary Art” is the art which is not classed to categories to cross over genre or fields. Artists who mainly act in genre of theater, video, music, puppets show and etc. gather and express their genre-less /borderless art works and performances at many places in Tokyo for this art festival. And 2 Korean artists are curated shows their works and spirited art critics and curators in Japan and Korea have symposiums. Details of project are informed on web site.

offical web site: http://i-a-f-t.net/

Presented by:Interdisciplinary Art Festival Tokyo
Supported by:Arts Council Tokyo
Under the auspices of:THE JAPAN-KOREA CULTURAL FOUNDATION, KOREAN CULTURAL CENTER, KOREAN EMBASSY IN JAPAN, 50th Anniversary of Normalization of Japan-South Korea Relations Memorial Project


Call for artists: Pixels of Identities,Texas | USA

Call for artists: Pixels of Identities, Texas | USA
It's LIQUID International Art Show
Deadline: September 18, 2015  It's LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo and the South Campus Carillon Gallery of Tarrant County College, is selecting all interesting photography, painting, video-art, installation and performance art works to include in the next 2015 exhibition.

Please ask for details to desk of Pixels of Identities

Video and Before: Five Japanese Pioneers, N.Y.


Video and Before: Five Japanese Pioneers
Friday, September 11, 2015 6:30pm 8:00pm
Video and Before: Five Japanese Pioneers Works by Takahiko Iimura, Toshio Matsumoto, Ko Nakajima, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, and Fujiko Nakaya

*Image: Still from Ko Nakajima, What is Photography?, 1976. Courtesy the artist

Date: Friday, September 11, 6:30 pm
Location: NYU Silver Center, Room 301 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
Duration: 75 minutes screening + 15 minutes talk
Selected by: Ann Adachi (Collaborative Cataloging Japan), Christophe Charles (Musashino Art University), and Hirofumi Sakamoto (Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University/Postwar Japan Moving Image Archive) Technical Support, in part by: Hirofumi Sakamoto; Christophe Charles; Collaborative Cataloging Japan; and Kentaro Taki, VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo

VIDEOs -Critical Dreams-@MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto

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5 artists' group show "VIDEOs -Critical Dreams-" will be held in MORI YU GALLERY, Kyoto. 

artists: Kentaro TAKI, Masayuki KAWAI, Ryota HAMASAKI, Shuhei NISHIYAMA, Sung Nam HAN

22 Aug.(sat. )-20 Sep.(sun.) 2015
open:12:00-19:00, (close Mon. Tue. and national holiday)

tel:075-950-5230 fax:075-950-5240


group exhibition by artists from the UK & Japan


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"absolute now"
group exhibition by artists from the UK & Japan
2015.09.05 sat - 10.11 sun wed - sat 14:00 - 21:00
sun & mon 11:00 - 18:00 closed on tue ¥500 (includes 1 drink)

venue: atsukobarouh arts drinks talk
tel:03-6427-8048 www.atsukobarouh.com

exhibiting artists
Rieko Akatsuka | sculpture with moving image
George Barber | video
Masayuki Kawai | video noise
Kaz | experiential video installation
Guy Sherwin | 16mm film installation
Tereza Stehlíková | video

Curated by Kaz | Kaz

Supported byThe British Council



Leuven2015-200.jpgLISFF 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES 
A few weeks before 2015 comes to a close, Leuven International Short Film Festival is celebrating its 21th edition. Leuven Short Film Fest is the yearly 'place to be' in December for film professionals in the Benelux and abroad and is, as Academy Award Qualifying festival since 2012, the main Belgian gateway to one of the most renowned award ceremonies worldwide.  The festival will take place from November 27 till December 5, 2015 in different venues in the beautiful medieval city of Leuven. The festival program consists of more than 120 screenings in +5 venues. The program contains live action films, animated shorts, music videos, short films for children and non-narrative shorts.


Relative events: Joining HorsPistesJapon2015


In art and moving image festivalHors Pistest Japon, 2 videoartists, Masa Kawai and Kentaro Taki are joining several events. br />
officical web site is"> here.

21 June (sun.) 17:00-  Video Feedback Performance 
venue: Institute France-Kansai-Kyoto
Live performance Masayuki Kawai with Ryota Hamasaki
free admission


"Come and Go” a street video projection performance
by Kentaro Taki
13 June(sat.) 20:00-20:30 start at Bunmei, goals to Institute France Tokyo


Open Call:7th Cairo Video Festival Video Art & Experimental Films

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7th Cairo Video Festival; Video Art & Experimental Films

Deadline for submission: 31st May 2015 

Medrar for Contemporary Art is accepting applications for the 7th Cairo Video Festival, which will take place in December 2015.  Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a platform for sharing and discussing newly produced high concept/low-budget experimental videos and films. Based on a call for works by emerging artists, the festival program takes the format of a concise series of video screenings, accompanied by talks and discussions with active video-makers and curators to tackle some of the key themes and issues presented in the works. details and official web site is here.

Video Art Promenade in ASAGAYA/ “Wall to Wall”

Video documentation and photos of "Video Art Promenade in ASAGAYA/ Wall to Wall" held in February-Mar 2015!
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Open call from Indonesia, O.K. Video

okvideo2015.jpgORDE BARU OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival 2015 invites creators from all over the world to send in their artwork as well as art projects with various approaches of artistic presentation: time-based (video, film, and performance); installations, single channel or multi-channel; sound art; digital imaging; online art / 2013 – 2015 production / Deadline 30 April 2015 / Registration is free!

submit your work!

Call for entries! – Hors Pistes Tokyo 2015

2015 is the year of 10th anniversary of Hors Pistes, and 5th of Hors Pistes Tokyo!  The situation of moving image has been changing rapidly. To seek further new forms and styles of filmic expression, Hors Pistes Tokyo will challenge to expand the existing framework of screenings/projections.  We are pleased to announce OPEN CALL of upcoming festival Hors Pistes Tokyo 2015, which will be held in Tokyo in June.  We look forward to receiving your flexible and expandable works.    

Deadline  -31th March  2015

details are on Hors Pistes Tokyo official website

Call for Entries: HYBRID EFFECTS, Milan (Italy)

liquiditaly2015.JPG Call for Entries: HYBRID EFFECTS . From Solid Body to Liquid Cities Palazzo Radetzky, Milan (Italy) – April 14 – 19, 2015

Deadline: March 25, 2015 It’s LIQUID Group and International ArtExpo, in collaboration with VALORIZZAZIONI CULTURALI | ART-EVENTS, are selecting all interesting architecture and design projects, photo works, experimental video-art works and performance art works to include in the next 2015 exhibition:

ask to /details are on official WEBSITE


details and ask to here DEADLINE MARCH 31, 2015 
The proposed residency is organized with the support of the City of Paris within its residenciesʼ program at the Cité internationale des Arts.  Visuals artists, choreographers, video makers, circus artists, performers, any creator involved in the search for new forms of expression. Artists who develop an approach in relation to human, social and economic contexts. All candidates whose personal approach is consistent with Pépinières européennes’ concept: "encounter and joint production."  For 20 years, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes have been developing mobility, dissemination and co-production programs with more than 240 places of artistic creation and dissemination in 35 countries in Europe and internationally. They aim at promoting the mobility and accompanying the profesionalization of a young generation of artists and creators involved in transdisciplinary productions on the European and International scene.  Dates of the stay : From May 1st to June 30th 2015


Video Art Promenade in ASAGAYA

Video Art Promenade in ASAGAYA/ “Wall to Wall”

Hunt for the video art hidden in the city light!

Overview of the project:
This art project let audience to seek and observe the works located in the various parts of the city. A word, 'Promenade' is originated in France, means taking a nice long walk. Audience searche for an art work with a map that’s provided for them. Without worrying about the “rules” of the art , they are able to enjoy the work fully with their own moment and the space. Rather than having art show in ordinary indoor spaces, such as theater or the museum, we are setting up a stage in the several places in urban city (Wall to Wall) to invite audiences into unexpected encounter with the work of imagery= video art.

date: 20(fri.)-22(sun.)Feb. + 27(fri.)Feb.-1(sun.)Mar. 2015
venue: several places around Asagaya sta. and TAV Gallery
fee: 1000yen(1drink+exhibition map)

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Ryota HAMASAKI / Sung Nam HAN / Masayuki KAWAI / Ko NAKAJIMA / Shuhei NISHIYAMA / Kentaro TAKI / Keigo YAMAMOTO and more....

presented by VIDEOART CENTER Tokyo
cooperated by TAV Gallery, Gallery Hakusen, Asagaya Art Street
S_upported byArts Council Tokyo

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How to access
Video screenings are interspersed around the town. For looking for video pieces, you need exhibition map, which shows also drinks, foods and local information. Let's get the exhibition map at TAV gallery at first!

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From North exit of Asagaya sta. (JR chuo line), across Nakasugi -dori street to SEIYU super market, and walk along with the street to north direction, after 300m, right side, a corner of white building is TAV gallery

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Video Art as Live Performance@TTM:IGNITION BOX 2015

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[Video Art as Live Performance]

7(sat.) Feb.2015 14:00-17:30
at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
New Wing, Gallery 2 (Shirokanedai 5-21-9, Minato-ku)
*need Ticket for the exhibition

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1.Ko Nakajima + Christphe Charles
2.Shuhei Nishiyama
3.Takahiko iimura
4.Masayuki Kawai + Ryota Hamazaki
5.Shuya Abe+Kentaro Taki+Shin Gumuok

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Program Director: Masayuki Kawai (video artist)


Inquiry Tel 03-3443-0201 Fax 03-3443-3228 E-mail:info@teien-art-museum.ne.jp