‘Everything is sculpture. Any material, any idea without hindrance born into space, I consider sculpture.’
Noguchi at the Barbicanexplores the kaleidoscopic career of a true artistic polymath. This exhibition, which is his first touring retrospective in Europe for 20 years, focuses on Noguchi as a global citizen and his risk-taking approach to sculpture as a living environment.
Over 150 works are presented, including an extraordinary range of sculptures – made in stone, ceramics, wood and aluminium – as well as theatre set designs, playground models, furniture and lighting.
Embracing 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.’
Tickets are £18 standard, £13 students, £9 Art Fund members
“There is more to hair than washing, combing and cutting. It is an extraordinary fibre with a range of unexpected possibilities.”
This new exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair.
From jewellery and dresses to armour and environmental protection, the show highlights the qualities of hair as a material. It also explores our complex relationship with hair both on, and off, our heads – how and why we care so much about our hair, and how hair is entangled with society’s expectations and our relationships to others.
Weaving in stories from Forest Hill hairdressers to the global hair trade, and featuring the work of artists, filmmakers, designers and members of the public, Hair: Untold Stories is intimate, surprising and wide-ranging.