This project focused on things that are no longer needed or that can no longer be seen, such as what has been abandoned or is underground, and involved collaboration with artists to create works and hold exhibitions.
Contemporary artist Shu Isaka researched Sumida-ku from a geological perspective for the production of a video-based installation at Sumida Lifelong Learning Center (Yutoriya).
Token Association aims to make a considerable contribution to the promotion of arts and culture by providing a platform/venue open to the public where artists from Japan and overseas can create and exhibit their work. Solo and group exhibitions centering on young artists are regularly planned and held at Token’s headquarters, the self-run complex Token Art Center. Before an exhibition, Token engages in repeated discussion with artists regarding their intentions for works going on display and the best way of exhibiting them, in a bid to develop new exhibition frameworks under collaborations between curators and artists.
Director of Token Association.
Alongside her work as a manager of architectural design office and production company, since 2011 She has been involved on a volunteer basis in the art project TERATOTERA which takes place near stations along JR’s Chuo Line, and has organized exhibitions and video festivals by young artists at around ten locations. In August 2013 she opened the art space modelroom. In 2019 She relocated its art space to Sumida-ku, organizing solo and group exhibitions at Token Art Center. Since 2014, she has managed TERATOTERA as a secretary general. As well as creating platforms and venues for young artists to promote their works, Token’s activities are aimed at providing a point of contact between society and art.
3-31-14, Higashimukojima, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Sumida Lifelong Learning Center (Yutoriya)
Sumida City, Tokyo