Basel - Exhibition

Leiko Ikemura: Toward New Seas

Kunstmuseum Basel

11 May 201901 Sep 2019

Presenting drawings, paintings, and sculptures, Kunstmuseum Basel presents the retrospective dedicated to the Japanese-Swiss artist Leiko Ikemura at Neubau, mounted in consultation with the artist and in cooperation with the National Art Center, Tokyo.

Leiko Ikemura studied literature in Osaka and Spain before switching to painting and enrolling at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes in Seville in 1973. She subsequently lived in Zurich for several years; in the 1980s, she moved to Germany, where she still resides. In this first period of her oeuvre, she focuses on drawing, grappling with the challenges of devising an authentic creative idiom. Her art is propelled in part by a searching reflection on her own femininity and the attempt to carve out a place for her life as a woman between her native Japan and her adoptive home in Europe.

  • Leiko Ikemura, Stehende mit Miko in Gelb, 1995/96, Image Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Basel. Photo by Lothar SchnepfLeiko Ikemura, Stehende mit Miko in Gelb, 1995/96, Image Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Basel. Photo by Lothar Schnepf

Related Artists

Leiko Ikemura, Image Courtesy of artitious.com

Leiko Ikemura

Curators

Anita Haldemann

Anita Haldemann

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket; Free every Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat from 5pm to 6pm and on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm.

ESTABLISHED:
1661

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Dr. Josef Helfenstein


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