Noguchi Conversations: Collaborations and Partnerships

Curators and researchers Alexandra Chang and John Tain discuss and consider collaborations and partnerships across art forms, disciplines, and socio-political contexts in the current global condition. Although Isamu Noguchi achieved international recognition for having masterminded monumental public sculptural works and innovative forms for everyday use, his multi-faceted career as a sculptor was very much nurtured and developed in his professional and personal relationships. From the US to Japan, his journey is interwoven with stories of friendships, collaborations and partnerships that transcended borders and produced a rich body of works, from theatre sets to playground models, from landscape designs to furniture and lighting. Taking inspiration from his approach, this conversation reflects on the role and impact of collaboration in artistic and curatorial practice. The conversation will be moderated by Noguchi: Resonances curator-in-residence, Annie Jael Kwan.

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