Out London studio team recently embarked on a visit to the Barbican to see Noguchi an exhibition celebrating the life of Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
His first touring retrospective in Europe for 20 years, the show focuses on his risk-taking approach to sculpture and the way his work embraces social, environmental and spiritual consciousness, Noguchi believed sculpture could 'be a vital force in our everyday life' and saw art 'as something which teaches human beings how to become more human.'
‘Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.'
Over 150 works are on show, including a vast range of sculptures in stone, ceramics, wood and aluminium, theatre set designs, playground models, furniture and lighting.
The team later retired to the local pub to digest the exhibition - a small write up of the show is to follow, alongside a selection of images taken by our team.
The show continues until 23rd January 2022 - tickets can be booked here