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Mercedes Benz Art Scope is an exchange program that allows Japanese artists to spend time in Germany and German artists to visit Japan. The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art has been a partner in this project since 2003, and in this year’s group show, Stuttgart-based artist Menja Stevenson and Tama Art University 2002 MA graduate Taro Izumi are joined by guest artist Tokihiro Sato, a luminary of Japanese art photography.

Stevenson and Izumi show work that has resulted from recent sojourns in Japan and Germany respectively, while Sato’s images are mainly a selection of diptychs that combine photographs of Tokyo from his late 1990s’ “Photo-Respiration” series alongside photographs of the same scenes, taken earlier this year.

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