The Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint is a spectacular exhibition held at the M+ Pavilion Museum in West Kowloon, Hong Kong.
This exhibition, as stated above, is a counterpoint. It’s a conversation, a pleasing contrast, between two artists with different perspectives.
One of them being Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), a Japanese-American artist, who was also known for landscape architecture.
The other being Danh Vō (born 1975), a Vietnamese-Danish artist and an influential voice in modern art.
Isamu Noguchi was one of the chief sculptors of the 20th century. He created sculptures, furniture and lighting designs. Designed and built contemporary gardens and playscapes.
Noguchi sculpted objects based on organic and geometric forms.
A lot of his designs and furniture are still used today but sadly, copied by more.
Danh Vō was born in Vietnam. Due to war, his family fled the country when he was 4 years old. They were rescued by a cargo ship that belonged to a Danish shipping company.
The family then settled in Denmark where he attended The Royal Academy of Fine Art.
Many of Danh Vō’s work reflects the events he went through in his life.
“Danh Vō – August 2018 – photo: Mogens Engelund”
The exhibition presents works by both Noguchi and Vo.
Designs and sculptures are made of different materials like stone and metal.
Vō not only presents examples of his work but also installs many different designs by Noguchi.
Artworks and sculptures cover both the inside and the outside of the M+ Pavillion.
A very eye-catching red sculpture is set outdoors. It looks as six elbow pipes are joined together and sprayed in red color. This is the Noguchi-designed Play Sculpture. Visitors are encouraged to interact and play with it.
There are many other interesting artworks in this exhibition. I don’t want to spoil them for you.
If you’re interested, why don’t you go check it out yourself?
In fact, this exhibition will only run until April 22nd, 2019. So hurry up and don’t miss out!
When? – Until April 22nd, 2019
From Wednesday through Sunday each week (open on most public holidays)
Where? – The M+ Pavillion Museum, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong.
Located in the West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is one of Hong Kong’s new museums for visual culture.
Opened in 2016, the M+ Pavillion Museum is the first completed 2-story building in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
It’s the first permanent venue for various art exhibitions and events.
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Located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, this project aims to be the center of international and cultural arts and events.
Compromised of 40 hectares, it’s the largest art and cultural project in Hong Kong until today.
The government’s overwhelming ambition is to develop the West Kowloon District into the world’s largest cultural, artistic and educational public space.
For more information about this project, go to their official website.
Interested in visiting the exhibition? The Cultural District? And all the other interesting places in West Kowloon?
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