3, Park Dräi Eechelen
a cloud and flowers
Noguchi’s cultural identity as a Japanese American, which found expression in a formal experimentation that crossed eastern and western cultures, resonates with formal, thematic and conceptual preoccupations around origins and cultural translation that run through Vo’s sculptural works and installations.
Considering the pavilion’s architectural features – its height and light as well as its exterior setting, the Park Dräi Eechelen – Vo has created a conceptual garden comprising a selection of Isamu Noguchi’s historic Akari lamps and a new mineral- and plant-based installation by Vo.
Vietnamese-born and raised in Denmark, Danh Vo has established himself as a vital artistic voice of his generation. His multi-layered works encompass sculptures made from found objects and artefacts, photography and text, and a delegated productive labour of family members and others.
Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi is a major figure of twentieth-century sculpture. His multifaceted practice was informed by various influences. He maintained a life-long interest in the meaning and function of spaces, from the space of sculpture to playgrounds and gardens such as his Garden of Peace (1956-58) designed for UNESCO in Paris, and in the social and spiritual roles that art can play in the modern world.
More info: https://www.mudam.com/exhibitions/noguchi-vo-a-cloud-and-flowers
Picture: Courtesy of the artist © Photo: Nick Ash