The Wessel-Verein and many of its members and friends have a long friendship and connection with the artist. Many exhibits are in Iserlohn houses. In the now sixth large solo exhibition, a cross-section of his work will be shown from October 03.
The Kunsthalle Rostock has invited the artist to relate her works to works from the collection of the Kunsthalle Rostock as well as to some loans in order to bring East German and East European art into a dialogue with regard to East Asia.
The exhibition “From East to East” comprises some 44 works by Leiko Ikemura from the last three decades, including paintings, watercolours, sculptures and photographs. The latter, the black-and-white photographs, from the series “Fiori Mori” (2020) will be presented in an exhibition for the first time.
In a major exhibition, the Kunsthalle Bremen is paying tribute to the work of the Bremen painter Norbert Schwontkowski, who died in 2013. The comprehensive exhibition was created in cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Kunstmuseum Den Haag and brings together around 80 paintings and more than 40 sketchbooks by Schwontkowski from his estate as well as from German and international collections.
The exhibition at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart will show a total of approximately 30 paintings and 30 works on paper by Uwe Lausen as well as more than 40 photographs by Heide Stolz, including works from the gallery’s own collection and loans from German museums and private collections.
Berlin-based artist Leiko Ikemura transforms the light by designing the windows of St. Matthew’s Church as a large-format spatial drawing: Painting of light and colour, whose segments above the altar flow into each other in a light projection.
The Agency of Cultural Affairs Japan (Bunkacho 文化庁) selected Leiko Ikemura for the 70th “Art Encouragement Prize of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan” (芸術選奨文部科学大臣賞) for the year 2019 (Visual Arts Section).
Reason for the prize: The exhibition “Leiko Ikemura. Our Planet – Earth & Stars” at the National Art Center Tokyo.