Structured as a dialogue between two different artistic voices, “Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint” features works by Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), who is a central figure in the history of modern art, design, and landscape architecture, and Vietnamese Danish artist Danh Vo (born 1975), an original voice in contemporary art landscape.
The selection acts a s a bridge between two different art practices, at the same time combining them and preserving their independence. The collection of works by Noguchi, comprehensive of drawings, industrial design objects, and sculptures in various materials, is on view alongside selected pieces by Vo, whose participation contributes to connect two different institutions, namely M+ in Hong Kong and The Noguchi Museum in New York. The two artists’ works are on view both in M+ gallery space and outside, in the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District.
- Isamu Noguchi, "Worksheet for Sculpture", 1945–1947, ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / ARS. Photo: Kevin Noble