- Isamu Noguchi
- Akari & Shop
Two complementary installations from the permanent collection and archives survey Isamu Noguchi’s proposals memorializing the use of atomic weapons against humanity in Hiroshima and beyond. This will include a reinstallation of the original gallery Noguchi devoted to his Memorial to the Dead, Hiroshima (1952, unrealized); and an overview of Noguchi’s postwar memorial projects including Bell Tower for Hiroshima (1950, unrealized).
Christian Boltanski, Animitas
May 5–September 5, 2021
Christian Boltanski’s Animitas, a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on steel stems, will fill the Noguchi Museum’s garden with a “music of lost souls.” Boltanski’s extended video Animitas, La Forêt des Murmures (2016), which documents another, permanent version of the work on the island of Teshima in Japan, will also be on view.