‘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.

Image of paper lanterns suspended

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

For more information visit the Barbican website

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