‘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
For more information visit the Barbican website