Cut and folded sculpture made from sheet steel
Isamu Noguchi, Secret, 1982–83. Hot-dipped galvanized steel. Photo: Kevin Noble. ©INFGM / ARS
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Postcolonial Astrology and Noguchi: In Pursuit of the Fold

Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:30 pm–7 pm

Astrology is a language that works through folding—astrology is not loyal to its origins but is remembered associatively. Reading Isamu Noguchi, Olivia Khoo, and Gilles Deleuze, author Alice Sparkly Kat presents ideas from their book Postcolonial Astrology (North Atlantic Books, 2021). Hosted by Evan Scott, Manager of Retail and Merchandising.

The talk will last approximately 45 minutes, with time afterwards for an art-making activity and Q&A. Program times listed are ET (Eastern Time). Please send any questions to

Postcolonial Astrology is available in the Noguchi Museum Shop, and online from your local independent bookseller.

Art-Making / Paper Folding Activity 
Prior to the event, please print the program, two-sided, on a piece of 8.5 x 11″ paper. It will be used for the art-making / folding activity during the event. Alternative instructions will be provided during the event if printing isn’t possible. Just have a sheet of paper and something to write with ready to go!

Alice Sparkly Kat is an astrologer. They use astrology to re-chart a history of the subconscious, redefine the body in the world, and reimagine history as collective memory. Their astrological work has inhabited MoMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Brooklyn Museum. Their books include Astrology and Storytelling, Planetary Alignment for Mental Bliss, and the newly published Postcolonial Astrology (North Atlantic Books, May 2021).