The artist-in-residence program “Mercedes-Benz Art Scope” was founded in 1991 by Mercedes-Benz Japan as an artistic exchange program between young artists from Japan and Germany. Since 2003, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo has facilitated and presented the results in cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Japan and the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin. Each exchange pursues a specific theme through which independent artistic positions can unfold: conceptually with regard to the individual experience of cultural, urban, and landscape impressions, as well as with the handling of material and media. The program allows participating artists to consider new topics, techniques, and materials. Their artistic results present viewers with the opportunity to encounter current contemporary works, which refer to individual as well as to global aspects.“Mercedes-Benz Art Scope 2009 – 2017” will be exhibited at the Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin in 2018 and present artists that participated in the exchanges between 2009 and 2017.
2017 Art Scope 2015-2017 – Wandering to Wonder
Taro Izumi (JP), Tokihiro Sato (JP), Menja Stevenson (D)
2014 Art Scope 2012-2014 – Remains of Their Journeys
Ryosuke Imamura (JP), Satoshi Ohno (JP), Rita Hensen (D), Benedikt Partenheimer (D)
2011 Art Scope 2009-2011: Invisible Memories
Meiro Koizumi (JP), Hiroe Saeki (JP), Eva Berendes (D), Jan Scharrelmann (D)