Salon mimi

The ancient origin of ceremonies between seasons is believed to bring the world of the living and dead closer together. These particular times of transition are being differentiated from the everyday with rituals. Celebrating recurring events of the year with particular foods is a very important part of Japanese tradition.

Reiko Kanazawa creates each year four experimental dinner events as art: during 'equinox' (spring and autumn), and 'bon' a Japanese custom after summer solstice, as well as 'New Year'. Through these special occasions we have the opportunity to gain awareness of the corporeal and ephemeral nature of our physical presence as well as the seasons.


March 2024 Equinox 13

Sound performance by Raed Yassin

Raed YassinReiko Kanazawa


September 2023  Equinox 12

Reiko Kanazawa


August 2023  Bon 3

Music by Mohammad Reza Mortazavi

Reiko Kanazawa



March 2023    Equinox 11

Installation by Reiko Kanazawa and book by Robin Waart

Reiko Kanazawa

Reiko Kanazawa


January 2023    New Year 3                                                                       

Lectures by Anselm Franke and by Dr. Ralph Amann

Reiko Kanazawa


September 2022    Equinox 10
Installation by Reiko Kanazawa
Reiko Kanazawa
July 2022    Bon 2
at Citizenship by ZKU at Documenta 15
Reiko Kanazawa
April 2022    Equinox 9 / Opening mimi
Installation by Reiko Kanazawa
Performance by Reto Pulfer
Reiko KanazawaReto Pulfer                                                                                                                                                                                     
September 2021    Equinox 8
at Pickle Bar by Slavs and Tatars

 Pickle Bar

Reiko Kanazawa


January 2020    New Year 2
Lecture by Anselm Franke

Anselm Franke

Reiko Kanazwa
September 2019    Equinox 7
Performance by Luc Dunberry and Michael Rauter
Dinner by Hitomi
Luc Dunberry
 Hitomi Higashi
June 2019    Bon 1
at Cafe Bravo invited by Bon Boc
reiko kanazawa                                                                                                                                                                                                      
March 2019    Equinox 6
Performance by Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola and Martí Corbera
Dinner by Ben Zviel from “Mrs Robinson's” 
Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio
Reiko Kanazwa
                                                                                                                                                      January 2019    New Year 1
Lecture by Slavs and Tatars
Slavs And Tatars

September 2018    Equinox 5
Installation by SHIMURAbros
Dinner by Vadim Otto Ursus
Shimura Bros
Vadim Otto

March 2018    Equinox 4 / Opening mimi
Video by Jenna Sutela
Food by Vadim Otto Ursus
Jenna SutelaVadim Otto                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
September 2017    Equinox 3
Video installation by Reiko Kanazawa
Music by Kazuhisa Uchihashi
Reiko Kanazawa
March 2017    Equinox 2
Installation by Hermann Gabler
Hermann Gabler
Hermann Gabler                                                                                                                                                    
September 2016    Equinox 1
Installation by Reiko Kanazawa
Reiko Kanazawa
Reiko Kanazawa