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One to add to your cultural calendar should you be in London between 30 September 2021 and 9 January 2022 is the Barbican’s new show, Noguchi. A celebration of the meandering career of Japanese American sculptor and designer, Isamu Noguchi, the show will comprise over 150 works – borrowed from collector’s and institutions across the world – that capture the extraordinary range of his career.

Born in 1904, Noguchi had a multidisciplinary career that took in sculpture, architecture, dance, and design over 60 years, bestowing on him a status as one of the leading artistic figures of the 20th century. From attainable interior pieces produced under license that can be found in homes throughout the world, to site=specific set designs, Noguchi’s work expanded the parameters of what could be considered sculpture. Noguchi’s belief was that sculpture could provide harmony between humans, nature, and industry, stating in his own words, “Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.” Visit the Barbican for ticket info. 

Isamu Noguchi Retrospective Barbican UK
Isamu Noguchi Retrospective Barbican UK
Isamu Noguchi Retrospective Barbican UK

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