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Young Barbican Night: Noguchi

Young Barbican Nights

Performance inside the Garden Room

Get exclusive after-hours access to our latest exhibition Noguchi.

Enjoy an evening celebrating and exploring the work of Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century. This is accompanied by live experimental music by Xavier Velastín Vicencio (xvelastín).

On the evening take a walk through our conservatory where you'll be able to get a drink from the bar whilst enjoying the Akari lamp installation. In the garden room, DICE Festival will be taking over the space to present an evening of chance and performances. This section of the evening relates to Noguchi’s multidisciplinary art, collaborations with performers and interest in play. 

Xavier Velastín Vicencio (xvelastín)

Xavier is a sound artist, sound designer and whale lover whose practice is rooted in voice, agency, structural composition and liveness. He has a background in classical piano, interactive electroacoustic composition and the musicology of club music. His pieces are an eclectic blend of intricately composed atmospheres and visceral, unpredictable performance art. The structural organisation of his performances, whether employing dynamic electronic scores, non-linear chronologies, or human-computer improvisation, is always informed by the fundamental impermanence of the liveness of live performance.

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Discover: Noguchi

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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