Fantasy

An exhibition by Elisabeth Wild
Even though she is best known for her collages made out of magazine cutouts, Elisabeth Wild (Vienna, 1922) has worked in a variety of media and techniques which include oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, drawing, linocuts, textile design, ceramics, mask making, lamp and chandelier design, and wooden sculptures. 

“Fantasía” (Fantasy) evidences her incessant artistic endeavours, through a series of works in different disciplines, which in turn tell the story of her life in Vienna, Buenos Aires, Basel and Panajachel. 

Currently, Elisabeth is more active than ever, producing one collage per day. And it is exactly at her ninety five years of age that her first ever museum solo show is taking place, combining some of her more historical works alongside her most recent collages. 

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Elisabeth Wild (Viena, 1922) lives and works in Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. Her recent solo and two-person shows include Fantasía, NuMu, Guatemala city (2017); Monstera Deliciosa, with Vivian Suter, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City (2016); Fantasías 2, with Vivian Suter, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2014); and Elisabeth Wild, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City (2014). She has participated in numerous group shows including The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, USA; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; and Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San Jose, Costa Rica. At 95 years of age, she is set to participate in documenta14 in both Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany.

Akira Ikezoe (b. 1979) is a New York-based artist born in Kochi, Japan.  As an artist from Japan, where ancient animism and leading technologies merge, Ikezoe creates works in diverse disciplines, including drawing, painting, video and performance, in relation to the balance between the forces we think of as outside or before ourselves, and the “civilizing” of ourselves. In Ikezoe’s works, the human figure is presented as his alter ego and woven into a metaphysical and mythological context that depicts a timeless melting point between human and natural boundaries. His solo exhibitions include el fin del este coincide con el fin del sur,Proyectos Ultravioleta, Guatemala City (2015); Drawing, Ise Cultural Foundation, NYC (2012); Repeater, Sanagi Fine Arts, Tokyo (2010) and Ephemeral Garden, Esso Gallery, NYC (2009). His group exhibitions include The School of Nature and Priciple, The Elizaneth Foundation for the Arts' Project Space, NYC (2015); 100 painters of tomorrow, Christie's Ryder Street Gallery, London (2014); Proyectos Ultavioleta presents…, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica (2013); Play with Nature-Played by Nature, Satoshi Koyama Gallery, Tokyo (2013); Kiss the Heart, Isetan Shinjuku, Tokyo (2012) and Future Primitive, Ma2 Gallery, Tokyo (2010). After majoring in printmaking and graduating from Tama Art University in 2003, he received the Tomio Koyama Gallery Prize and Naruyama Gallery Prize at GEISAI #10 in 2006 and the 1800 Tequila Award at ZONA MACO in 2015. He was also selected as one of the artist member of 100 Painters of Tomorrow by Beers Contemporary and Thames & Hudson in 2014.

 

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