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Leiko Ikemura: More Light!

02.09.2022 to 27.02.2023
Humboldt Forum

The Museum für Asiatische Kunst is delighted to present this selection of old and new works by Leiko Ikemura on the occasion of the artist’s donation of the painting Blue Horizon (marine series). The donation complements the museum’s current exhibition Ambivalent Landscapes in numerous ways.

Alongside seascapes of naval warfare and anthropomorphic landscapes of hope and change, new figurative sculptures of glass and bronze—as memento mori and concretizations of light—shed an ambiguous and fractured spotlight. The artist, who was born in Tsu (Mie Prefecture, Japan) and lives and works in Berlin, once again proves her mastery of a plethora of styles, techniques, and media with a nuanced palette and a subtle range of tones. Between the mountains and the sea, nature and humanity, life and death, the finite and the eternal, the contemporary and the timeless, perfection and non finito – out of the deep a hope shines forth: more light!

A temporary presentation of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin as part of the permanent exhibition Ethnological Collections and Asian Art at the Humboldt Forum.

Buddha (Pakistan, 2--3. century) in the module "Buddhist Art in South Asia. Stupas, Buddhas,
Bodhisattvas" of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst in the Humboldt Forum
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss / Alexander Schippel

Permanent exhibition

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), “Fine Wind, Clear Morning”, detail, from the series: 36 Views of Mount Fuji, Japan, Edo/Tokugawa period, ca. 1831, colour woodblock print
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst, donated by Gustav Jacoby / Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto

31.08.2022 to 05.12.2022

10178 Berlin

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