16 September – 22 October
Artothek Munich
Exhibition Hall of PLATFORM @Kistlerhofstraße 70
ExhibitionPanel discussion

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the town twinning of Munich and Sapporo, which was initiated on the occasion of the 1972 Olympic Games.

Rimokon is the continuation and return invitation of the exhibition project “Sister City Brother Project” with Munich artists, which took place in Sapporo at the 500 m Museum from October 2019 to January 2020. The aim is to further deepen the intercultural exchange between Munich and Sapporo. Under the title Rimokon (translated to remote control), already existing artist partnerships are cultivated in a time that could not be more unruly. The difficulties of a working residency under pandemic conditions are countered by controlling artistic and organisational actions remotely in advance. This creates a form of participatory authorship that intensifies participation in the artistic position of the global counterpart. Five teams of one or two Japanese and two German artists will be formed, who will realise different work assignments for each other. At the physical meeting in Munich, the exhibition formats will be finalised together and the transcontinental collaboration reflected upon.

Artistic directors: Alix Stadtbäumer, Dr. Christian Landspersky, Matthieu Chladek

Participating artists:

Artists from Sapporo: Tengshing Kazama, Ikuko Imamura, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Mikio Saito, Kota Taguchi, Koki Washio
Artists from Munich: Klaus-Erika Dietl, Johannes Evers, Nina Annabelle Märkl, Stephanie Müller, Kaori Nakajima, Patricia Wich.