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Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide Ocula Conversation Sunjung Kim’s Real DMZ Project Interrogates the North and South Korea Divide

Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...

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Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See Ocula Report Frieze Week Lowdown: London Shows to See 20 Sep 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...

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Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum Ocula Insight | Video Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum 16 August 2019

Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...

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Leiko Ikemura

b. 1951, Jersey

Leiko Ikemura was born in Japan but moved to Europe as a student and now spends her time between Cologne and Berlin. Her 30-year career includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, and has produced a huge body of work. Her paintings have evolved from early canvasses depicting struggle and conflict, to later abstract experimentation with the female form.

Featured Artworks

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Vogelmensch (Bird-Being) by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraVogelmensch (Bird-Being), 1992/2018 Bronze
95 x 15 x 15 cm
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Bird by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraBird, 2013/2015 Bronze, patinated
40 x 14 x 16 cm
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Birdpeople IV by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraBirdpeople IV, 2018 Terracotta, glazed
45 x 23 x 17 cm
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Brienzersee by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraBrienzersee, 2017 Terracotta, glazed
15.5 x 22 x 14 cm
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Pink Cloud by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraPink Cloud, 2018 Tempera and oil on jute
60 x 90 cm
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Clouds by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraClouds, 2018 Tempera and oil on jute
60 x 90 cm
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La Land by Leiko Ikemura contemporary artwork
Leiko IkemuraLa Land, 2017 Monotype on paper
56 x 38 cm (incl frame)
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Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, ShugoArts Show at ShugoArts, Tokyo
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20 July–7 September 2019 Group Exhibition ShugoArts Show ShugoArts, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Modern & tribal masters at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
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10–16 June 2019 Group Exhibition Modern & tribal masters Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhbition, The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf
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16 November 2018–2 February 2019 Group Exhbition The Secret of Things. Painted Pieces Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf

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Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park Ocula Insight | Video Frieze Sculpture 2019: See the Contemporary Art in London’s Regent's Park 13 August 2019

For three months, Frieze Sculpture (3 July–6 October) transforms Regent's Park, London, into an open gallery with sculptures by artists from all over the world. This year's edition is again curated by Clare Lilley, director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park since 1992 and curator of Frieze Sculpture since 2012. This video, created for...

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In Related Press

‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura Related Press ‘I have always set off in new directions’ – an interview with Leiko Ikemura Apollo : 28 May 2019

Working across drawing, painting and ceramics, the Japanese-Swiss artist Leiko Ikemura continues to seek adventure in her art, she says, as a major exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel.The exhibition in Basel has the subtitle 'Toward New Seas' – taken from the poem 'Nach neuen Meeren' by Nietzsche. What inspires you about that phrase?Years...

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Leiko Ikemura Awarded Cologne Fine Art Prize 2014 Related Press Leiko Ikemura Awarded Cologne Fine Art Prize 2014 Artnet / 26 September 2014 : 6 October 2014

Japanese artist Leiko Ikemura has been awarded this year’s Cologne Fine Art prize, the fair announced on Wednesday. The €10,000 prize is awarded annually by Koelnmesse and the German art dealers association, Bundesverband Deutscher Galerien und Kunsthändler (BVDG).Previous recipients of the Cologne Fine Art Prize include seminal...

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