New writing as part of ‘Noguchi: Resonances’ project at the Barbican
Oct 2021-Jan 2022
Developed by independent curator and researcher Annie Jael Kwan as part of a digital residency at the Barbican, Noguchi: Resonances is a collaborative exploration in response to Noguchi, an exhibition celebrating Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988).
From October to December, Annie Jael Kwan has invited artists, curators, and thinkers from across the UK and Global Asias to reflect together on the themes related to Noguchi’s artistic legacy, transnational lived experiences, and his voluntary internment at Poston in solidarity with Japanese Americans that were forcibly relocated and incarcerated during World War II in the USA.
Featuring contributions by Yarli Allison, Alexandra Chang, Youngsook Choi, Chong Li-Chuan, George Clark, Rei Hayama, Marci Kwon, Adriel Luis, Ming Tiampo, Mika Maruyama and Nine Yamamoto-Masson.
For my contribution to the December displatches I wrote a new letter to Annie Jeal Kwan, Yarli Allison and Youngsook Choi as well as initiating a new path of correspondence with LA based artist Margaret Honda. The collected letters can be read here: https://sites.barbican.org.uk/noguchi-resonances-december-despatch/#_ftn1