November in Novi Sad – Month of Japanese Culture

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November in Novi Sad will be in token of foreign artists, cooperation with the local non-institutional scene, various types of arts, and all this from Japan because the month of the Japanese culture starts within the ‘Second Europe’ programme platform!
Novi Sad, as the future European Capital of Culture, nurtures the friendly bonds that already resulted in numerous projects within which the Japanese and Serbian artists and cultural workers exchange experiences and make partnerships.  The ‘Second Europe’ platform that deals with different, hidden, minority culture will present this time different culture, language, art – different continent.

Japanese Serbian Film Festival for the first time in Novi Sad

This weekend, on 2 and 3 November, the Svilara Cultural Station will be the location of the Japanese Serbian Film Festival that will be held for the first time in Novi Sad thanks to cooperation between the organizers of the festival and ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ team. The topic of this year’s festival is ‘Creators and Creations’ and the audience will also be able to see short films by Japanese and Serbian authors, which contributes to connecting the two countries and their cultures.
The programme will be opened by the ‘Izazivanje Kreacije’ workshop by Marco Nektan that will begin at 6 p.m. The first block of films starts at 6:30 p.m. and it will present three films: ‘Autumn Waltz’ by Ognjen Petković, ‘No one but I know’ by Daisuke Kamijyo and ‘Two Grim Ravens’ by Mihajlo Dragaš, who will answer the questions after the projections. The audience will also have a chance to see the ‘Pillow Book’exhibition by TKV, artist and knight, which is inspired by the book of the same name by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi, from Heian period, the golden age of Japanese culture. More information here.
During the second day, in addition to the regular movie block, a special ‘JSFF International’ selection will be presented, followed by a discussion where Jelena Jermić, the author of the first Serbian Cookbook in Japanese, will talk about her experiences in Japan.
The non-competition part of the festival is implemented by the Cutcrave with the support of the ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ project. More information about JSFF here.

Cooperation between the Novi Sad non-institutional scene and artists from Japan

The Artist in Residence (Plants AiR) residential programme will bring numerous artists from Japan to Novi Sad in November that will cooperate with the local non-institutional scene.
The evening with Japnese poets is implemented by Artbox and ‘Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture’ and it will present Kuiro Sakisake, John Tachiban and Kohto Nagasave.
Mariko Horie, visual artist, will be a guest a guest in Novi Sad thanks to cooperation between the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ and SULUV. She will have several appearances at the Academy of Arts during her visit. The result will be the exhibition of works created during her residency.
Yoko Koike, choreographer and dancer and member of the NBA Ballet, as well as Yuuki Horiuchi, visual artist, will also cooperate with the non-institutional scene while staying in Novi Sad.
Mizuki Misumi, writer, who deals with design and installation, will aslo stay in Novi Sad. She wrote 11 books, of which 9 are poetry collections, novel and esays, and Novi Sad will be an inspiration for new works.
The ‘Artist in Residence’ (Plants AiR) residential programme aims at connecting local, European and world artistic and cultural scenes and education and exchange of experiences among artists and organisations. Through this programme the ‘Novi Sad 2021’ Foundation supports artists from Novi Sad to implement outgoing residences, as well to give the opportunity to foreign artists to come to Novi Sad.
All projects are supported by the EU-Japan Fest organisation that closely cooperates with the European Capitals of Culture.

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