Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9783858812315 Published March 2009 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Leiko Ikemura

Day, Night, Half Moon

Edited by Hortensia von Roda

Edited by Hortensia von Roda

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

368 pages | 266 color plates, 4 halftones | 9 x 12
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9783858812315 Published March 2009 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Leiko Ikemura is one of the best-known artists of Japanese origin working in the West. Her work, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures, have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Western Europe, Australia, and Japan. Presented here in Leiko Ikemura: Day, Night, and Half Moon is the most comprehensive collection of Ikemura’s work, encompassing more than 200 drawings, the majority of them previously unpublished, and a broad selection of her paintings and sculptures.

            Ikemura’s fabulous drawings are celebrated for their oscillations between opposites—light and dark; joy and pain; day and dream. In them, she creates a highly personal, vast, and secretive universe beyond space and time, populated by maiden-like beings and fantastic creatures. Accompanying the lush illustrations are essays by eminent critics, including Donald Kuspit, that foreground Ikemura’s themes and aesthetic approach.

            A fascinating volume of work by an artist who bridges East and West, Leiko Ikemura: Day, Night, and Half Moon will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary art.

Contents

Roger Fayet

 

Foreword

 

Elisabeth Plessen

Die Welle

 

Drawings

 

Hortensia von Roda

Day, Night, Half Moon. Drawings 1980-2007

 

Isabelle Köpfli

Inner Movement

 

Paintings

 

Eva Scharrer

Crossing the Boundaries of the In-between—on the Horizon Paintings of Leiko Ikemura

 

Sculptures

 

Donald Kuspit

Dreams, Fragments, Females: Leiko Ikemura’s Body Imagery

 

Annex

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