• Leiko Ikemura

    Bonner Kunstverein

    Leiko Ikemura is from Japan, but has been living in Europe—first in Spain, more recently in Switzerland—since 1972. She is profoundly influenced by her original homeland, and, if not as a believer, by the religions, customs, and myths of the Far East. She has not gone unnoticed in the recent attention given Swiss art, but her first one-woman exhibition in a public institution occurred not in Switzerland but in Bonn. What was largely lost in group shows was here precisely lit: an artistic bridge between East and West, executed more in terms of content than of form. And ultimately, Ikemura’s

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