I Say Yesterday, You Hear Tomorrow. Visions from Japan
Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, Italy
Housed in a nineteenth-century former Habsburg prison, Gallerie delle Prigioni is a new project space dedicated to organizing exhibitions on contemporary art and culture as well as Imago Mundi, the non-profit art project promoted by Luciano Benetton.
"The Gallerie delle Prigioni are pleased to announce their second exhibition "I Say Yesterday, You Hear Tomorrow. Visions from Japan", part of the research and interpretation of the numerous narratives contained within the Imago Mundi project.
This new stage in the journey shows the Imago Mundi collection from Japan and, for the first time, the Hiroshima/Nagasaki and Ainu collections, exploring and revisiting the past in order to imagine the future. Beginning at the onset of the atomic age, it reaches the present day and goes beyond, revealing the many ways in which Japanese contemporary art interprets the dialogue between nature, technology, tradition and time.
Elements typical of Japanese tradition accompany the visitor through the Gallerie, revealing subtle links between life, rituality and temporality.
Alongside the Imago Mundi collections, the installations of guest artists also respond to historical facts as well as personal experiences and reflect the wider changes in society or in the definition of identity."
Painting, printing, photography and video installation
" What remains? What disappears? What should be left? What should be removed? I am searching for a visible path from old media to today's computer technology, but the path is entangled. I examine techniques and mediums. I replaced, I added, and I mixed. This is a diary of the process.
" Adoka Niitsu
1 JUNE - 20 JUNE 2017
Opening : 1 JUNE 18:00 - 21:00
13, rue de Thorigny,
ADOKA NIITSU participated in opera "AMOK" as visual artist for stage set. "AMOK" is an opera loosely inspired by the relationship between Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka.
Opéra de Reims
Saturday 6 FEB 2016 at 20:30
Opéra de Reims : 13 Rue Chanzy, 51100 Reims, France
Thursday 25 FEB 2016 at 20:15
Friday 26 FEB 2016 at 20:15
TPR-L’Heure bleue Salle de musique :
Avenue Léopold-Robert 27, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse
In order to write mere initials, the author and stage director Orianne Moretti plunges her quill into a kind of expressionism, full of torsions and ruptures. As a result of her creation, AMOK (combination the initials of Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka) outlines the passions and divisions of a famous couple shaken up by the upheaval at the dawn of the twentieth century.
France for the libretto, Switzerland for the score, Germany for the musical performance: this creation designed for Reims Scènes d’Europe sheds light on the turbulent relationship between two personalities travelling across which also slips on the clatters of the First World War.
With their fragile relationship, Alma Mahler et Oskar Kokoschka show the relation between the creator and his muse and the impact of their intimate passions or external events, to fuel, accelerate, freeze or break inspiration and the creative process.
Expressing an artistic fusion combining writing, musical composition, scenography, choreography, arts, video… AMOK transcribes the tension of the feelings, the souls and beings… before the explosion, with a contemporary vision of the sound and visual space.
Librettist : Orianne MORETTI Composition : François CATTIN Music Direction : Nicolas FARINE
Stage Production : Orianne MORETTI Choreographer : Nans PIERSON Scenography : Juliette BLONDELLE Lighting : Joël ADAM Costume : David MESSINGER Costume Assistant : Madeleine LHOPITALLIER Plasticienne arts visuels : Adoka NIITSU Props : Alain JUTEAU Hair and Make-up : Fanny JAKUBOWICZ Dramaturgy Assistant : Daniela BECKER Lighting Assistant, Assistant Stage Production : Michel CABRERA Assistant Choreographer : Florine CLA
Alma : Sophie ANGEBAULT
Oskar : Till FECHNER
Le père d’Alma :Dan POPESCU
Alma jeune fille : Magali ARNAULT-STANCZAK
La mère d’Oskar : Christine TOCCI
La sculptrice : Julia KNECHT
L’amie : Laure SLABIAK
Le biologiste : Nicolas ZIELINSKI
L’homme engagé : Humberto AYERBE PINO
L’homme à la bille rouge :Sébastien OBRECHT
Le compositeur : Vlad CROSMAN
Le médecin : David ORTEGA
L’homme laid : Julien VERONESE
Orchestra ：KNM Berlin
Krajka Raphael, pianiste chanteur
Rebecca Lenton, flûte
Gudrun Reschke, hautbois/cor anglais
Horia Dumitrache, clarinette
Alexandre Babel, percussion
Pascal Viglino, percussion
Frank Gutschmidt, piano
Nathalie Amstutz, harpe
Christine Paté, accordeon
Theodor Flindell, violon
Michael Yokas, violon
Kirstin Maria Pientka, alto
Cosima Gerhardt, violoncelle
John Eckhardt, contrebasse
Coproduction: Festival Reims Scène d'Europe Opéra de Reims
Jeune Opéra Compagnie
TPR — Centre neuchâtelois des arts vivants,La Chaux-de-Fonds
Création mondiale en février 2016 à l'Opéra de Reims.
Cette création a reçu le Label Centenaire l'incluant dans le calendrier officiel des commémorations de la Guerre 14-18 pour le Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale.
□ Commission Work for Hotel Palace Resort Yalong Bay, Hainan island, Sanya, China (May, 2016)
ADOKA NIITSU created 3 paintings and reproductions in collaboration with office339 and MA gallery.
"Palace Resort is the heart of Yalong Bay, which features the 1st Aquarium Restaurant of Yalong Bay and the 1st Sketch Aquarium in China Hotel Industry.
Facing 7km of fine sand and clear water from the most beautiful beach in southern China, Palace Resort Yalong Bay is conveniently located near Yalong Bay Love Cube Coastal Paradise, Art Sanya and the largest cinema in Yalong Bay, and just a stone’s throw away from La Floret and Yatai Commercial Centre.
Designed by Gensler, a top international design company, the art displays found in the resort are all works of master artists."
(text and photo from website of Hotel Palace Resort Yalong Bay)
□ Carnets d'été
Group show at galerie Louise
Hand drawn pages, moments taken from life, photographic dessins, shimmering, burst of pure colors, freedom of the line ...
So many drawings to discover, realized by various artists during the summer break.
Opening 19th September 2015 14:00-19:00
On the occasion of European Heritage Days.
Galerie Louise (facebook)
4 place Severine, 93310, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais (Close to Paris)
Invited Artists :
Marion Balac, Olivia Benveniste, Thomas Cimolaï, Matthieu Clainchard, Sandra Dufour, Biblis Duroux, Gwen le Gac, Sophie Gaucher, Jaqueline Houplain, Amélie Juillard, Camille Lapelerie, Jeremy Liron, Adoka Niitsu, Hélène Rajcak, Gala Vanson, Simon Visconti.
"NyamaNyama 2015" Artistic Week at Diébougou, Burkina Faso
Diébougou is a town in Burkina Faso in West Africa. Nyama Nyama is Burkina Faso's first international art festival.
The title of the show “Nyama Nyama” means "garbage" or "something uncertain" in the local language.
ADOKA NIITSU will be participating with her series of abstract drawing called "Le Piaffer".
30 MAY - 6 JUNE, 2015
Salle de Ciné (Theater in Diébougou, Burkina Faso)
Ticket fee : 9am to 3pm Free / 6pm to midnight 100 Fcfa (20 cents)
Sponsored by No-Bièl, District Sanitaire de Diébougou, City of Diébougou
Special Thanks to : Sayo Senoo (Artist)
Exhibition and Workshop for children organised by the artist Sayo Senoo.
Group Exhibition "JAM New Collections & Joshibi Paris Awarded Artists"
The art work [Break the gold chain that I gave U(2010)] will be exposed at the group show "JAM New Collections & Paris Awarded Artists" at Joshibi Art University Museum in Japan. Adoka Niitsu did artist in residence at the Cité International des Arts during 2007-2008 by Joshibi Art University's Paris Award (Foundation Fumiko ŌMURA).
6 - 26 APRIL, 2015
JAM Joshibi Art University Museum
Distributed Conversation // Talk and presentations. Online Japan-London
Kazue Kobata, Blanca Regina & Adoka Niitsu
Adoka Niitsu participated in the event "UTOPOGRAPHIES" at Chelsea College of Arts. "Triangle space" which is the exhibition space in this campus next to Tate Britain became topology organic environment by many threads, and also all of equipment were re-connected and re-constructed each different presentation and performance about "Utopia" during the two days. Adoka Niitsu and Dr.Blanca Regina set up the occasion to present Prof. Kazue Kobata in Tokyo by online dialogue and presentation of short films.
Thank you for every one of you in this event and visitors and many thank to Prof. Kobata, artists of short movies, Nishihara & Ikeda from Tokyo university of Arts, Prof. Neil Cummings and and Dr. Blanca Regina.
“120x120 Medana Art 2013”
Exhibition of the MMM art collection in the Museum: Palazzo Attems Petzenstein, Gorizia.
Date: 21 NOVEMBER - 15 DECEMBER, 2013
Place: Musei Provinciali di Gorizia Palazzo Attems-Petzenstein (Piazza De Amicis 2 - 34170 Gorizia (GO) Italia)
"GREEN SPACE – Le jardin souterrain"
Date: 10 OCTOBER 2013 - 12 JANUARY 2014
Place: Metro station Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Line4), Paris
Philippe van Aerde, Benjamin Arnault, Frantisek Baluska, Wolfram Bergande, Stephan Berretz, Michel Blazy, Jennifer Bongibault, Julien Bouillon, Marc Yuchieh Chan, Lorraine Châteaux, Paula Currle-Scholz, Julia Etzold, France Gayraud, Paul Armand Gette, Xenia Goldtmann, Verena Hahn, Charlene Hahne, Qin Han, Sylvie Herrmann, Lea Hinze, Stephanie Hotz, Junli Du, Margarete Kiss, Martin Mohr, Barbara Nemitz, Adoka Niitsu, Franz Pappelbaum, Laura Safira Philipp, Eva Prüglmeier, Adrian Redetzki, Georg Reipert, Alan Sonfist, Suki, Ritsuko Taho, Ulrike Theusner, Sebastian Wanke, Moritz Wehrmann, Anna-Maria Weiß, Ilka Wirgenings