Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint
Isamu Noguchi: Citizen, Spaceship Earth
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’s 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 was held in conjunction with the Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint exhibition in the M+ Pavilion.
Date: 17 November 2018
Venue: JC Cube, Tai Kwun