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Introducing Isamu Noguchi

Assistant Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, Kate Wiener introduces the life and work of Japanese American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, drawing from Noguchi’s autobiographical writings and documents from The Noguchi Museum Archives.

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ScreenNotes: Watermelon Man

Barbican Cinema curator Matthew Barrington, explores the history behind this classic of 70s African American cinema, directed by legendary director, Melvin Van Peebles.

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From Art Brut to Outsider Art

A Little History of Art Beyond the (So-Called) Mainstream - Charlotte Flint explores the origins of Dubuffet’s phrase ‘Art Brut’, its impact on art history, the different artists whose work he collected, alongside the importance of ‘Art Brut’ today.

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Barbican Young Poets Showcase 2019/20

The Barbican Young Poets cohort of 2020 was due to present a showcase at the Barbican just before COVID-19 changed everyday life and the ability to commune together safely in person. 

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Subject to Change: New Horizons / Hector Dyer's 'the sun sets'

This month, Young Creative Hector Dyer presents 'the sun sets' in collaboration with Jemima Yong, inspired by 'Operation Moonshot', the leaked document in the British Medical Journal in which the UK government planned to carry out 10m rapid Covid tests a day by early 2021.

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Introducing Jean Dubuffet

Not familiar with Monsieur Dubuffet? Don’t fear, as our Research Assistant and resident Dubuffet expert Camille Houzé has written a brief biography about the artist’s life and times.