Leiko Ikemura has been invited to Kunsthalle Rostock to create a dialogue between her own works, strongly influenced by her East Asian background, and works by different artists from Eastern Germany or Eastern Europe.
On view are 44 works by Ikemura, including painting, sculpture, watercolours as well as photographs from a series entitled "Fiori Mori" (2020) which has never been exhibited before. From the museum's collection Ikemura has selected works by Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Sabine Moritz and Kate Diehn-Bitt. Also included are artists like A.R. Penck, Magdalena Jetelová or Alicja Kwade. Brought into dialogue these different artistic positions address topics such as migration, interculturality and identity.
“Does this East and West even exist?”- Leiko Ikemura
Credits: exhibition views of Leiko Ikemura "Von Ost nach Ost", Kunsthalle Rostock, 2020 © Leiko Ikemura. Courtesy Kunsthalle Rostock. Photos Frank Hormann.
Catalogue published by Kunsthalle Rostock and Hinstorff with essays by Cornelia Blume and Uwe Neumann as well as an interview of the artist. Hardcover 22 × 30 cm, 112 pages, bilingual German/ English. EUR 20,-. Order here.