Upcoming Exhibition

Mercedes-Benz Art Scope 2015-2017: Wandering to Wonder
May 27 (Saturday) - August 27 (Sunday), 2017

Mercedes-Benz Japan has sponsored Mercedes-Benz Art Scope since 1991, a mecenat activity that gives contemporary artists from Japan and Germany a chance to experience a different culture. The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art has been a partner in this program since 2003, providing a venue to showcase the artistic results.
This year's show features three artists: Japanese artist Taro Izumi who resided in Berlin in 2016, German artist Menja Stevenson who resided in Tokyo in 2015 and Japanese artist Tokihiro Sato, a past participant who spent his residence in France in 1993 and was invited this time as a guest artist. Izumi will show video works made during his stay in Berlin and video installations interlaced with strange and humorous elements based on ideas that came from his travel abroad. Stevenson will show photographs, conceptual monotypes (prints) and other works produced during her stay in Tokyo and works based on her encounters with contemporary and traditional Japan. Sato will show previous images taken of places in Tokyo together with images taken again of the same places (but with different methods) to contrast changes in his creative expression and Tokyo's past and present.
What happens when three artists with different styles and approaches are let loose in Tokyo or Berlin with a camera in hand and a mission to create? We invite you to see the results.

Related Events
[1] Artist Talk (with consecutive Japanese/English interpretation)
May 27 (Saturday), 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Place: The Hall at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art
Speakers: Taro Izumi, Menja Stevenson, Tokihiro Sato / Moderator: Atsuo Yasuda (deputy director, curator / Hara Museum of Contemporary Art)
Capacity: 80
Fee: General 900 yen; Hara Museum member and up to two accompanying persons 500 yen each; free admission for students through middle school
*Requires museum admission.
*Reservations accepted from May 10 (Wednesday).
How to make a reservation: Please send an email as follows: write "Artist Talk" on the subject line and your name, phone number and number of persons in your party in the body of the email. Then send the email to: event@haramuseum.or.jp
[2] Workshop
During the exhibition, participating artist Tokihiro Sato will hold a hands-on workshop that both parent and child can take part in.
*NOTE: Details of the events will be announced at a later date. Reservations are required and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Exhibition Catalogue
A catalogue with photos of the exhibition (installation views) will be published during the exhibition.
The volume will be in full color and include both Japanese and English texts.

Free Shuttle Service from Shinagawa Station to be provided during the Exhibition (on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays).
A Mercedes-Benz V-Class (with a capacity of six persons) will transport passengers between Shinagawa Station (JR and Keikyu) and the Hara Museum.

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Kenta Kojiri Dance Performance: Study for Self/portrait
August 19 (Saturday) and August 20 (Sunday), 2017

Fee: General 3,000 yen (includes museum admission) / Hara Museum members and up to 1 guest 2,800 yen (unreserved seating / reservation required)
*Reservations accepted from July 20 (Thursday)

Performance and composition by: Kenta Kojiri
Music: Yasuhiro Morinaga / Flyer design: Yusuke Kawamura / Documentary photography: momoko japan / Documentary video: Isao Kanemaki

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