Platform for young art and clubculture.
TOKONOMA is an important element of japanese reception rooms:
One presents his most valuable items – often hanging scrolls or a piece of porcelain. The host sits in front, while his guests admire the treasures.
As a platform for young art and clubculture, TOKONOMA houses the treasures of young artists hailing from different fields of fine art, performance art and music.
In spring 2012 the TOKONOMA collective renovated a former beauty salon in Kassel, transforming it into a multi-purpose venue called TOKONOMA Apartment. Ever since there have been regular events every Tuesday night as well as monthly exhibitions. Additionally TOKONOMA hosted 5 young international artists in a residence program over the course of documenta(13) in summer 2012.
TOKONOMA is founded, curated and organized by students from The School of Art and Design Kassel:
Sebastian Dürer, Tilman Hatje, Nils Knoblich, Aiko Okamoto, René Rogge, Batja Schubert, Lukas Thiele und Johannes Trautmann.