Image: Isamu Noguchi, Childhood, 1970 © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS. Photograph: Kevin Noble

This talk addresses the work of Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), in dialogue with the practice of Vietnamese Danish artist Danh Vo (born 1975). Noguchi was a self-made composite of cultural influences, and his work is an increasingly relevant model for what contemporary art in a totally connected world can be: rooted in tradition and future focused; culturally specific and universal in intent; crafted, industrial, and technological; inseparable from the fabric of society; and made with a deep sense of civic purpose. Today, no artist better reflects Noguchi's uncompromising approach to changing the terms of debate in the art world—and its still surprisingly rigid club rules—than Danh Vo. The talk concludes with Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint, a love letter to global vision in the form of an environment, designed to explore the maverick values of two of Asia’s most complex, diasporic sons.

Date: 
17 November 2018 (Saturday)

Time:
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Venue: 
JC Cube, Tai Kwun (10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong)

Speaker:
Dakin Hart, Senior Curator, The Noguchi Museum

Language: 
English with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation

Free shuttle bus service to the M+ Pavilion is available immediately following the talk.

Registration:
Registration is now closed.

Any request for live audio description and sign-language interpretation please contact jessie.kwok@mplus.org.hk or (852) 2200 0031.

Enquires:
(852) 2200 0031 / jessie.kwok@mplus.org.hk

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.