Metal Waves

I went to White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey to see the exhibition A New Nature, works by Isamu Noguchi.

In the courtyard outside:

“Octetra (two-element column)” (1968)
“Atomic Haystack” (1982-3)

Inside:

“Octetra (one element, inverted)” (1968)
“Octetra (one element” (1968)
Octetra in 3 and 5 elements
“Octetra (3 element stack)” (1968)
“Octetra (5 element pyramid)” (1968)
“Neo-Lithic” (1982-3)
“Landscape” (1987)

In the 9 x 9 x 9 gallery:

“Akari Rain Cloud” (2022)
“Sky Mirror” (1982-3)
“Figure Emerging” (1982-3) and “Trinity” (1988)
“Figure Emerging” (1982-3)

In the North Gallery:

“Wind Catcher”, “Rain Mountain”, “Duo”, “Cloud Mountain”, “Shaft & Root”, “Goddess” (1982-3)
“Cloud Mountain”, “Shaft & Root”, “Goddess” (1982-3)
“Secret”, “Tongue”, “Folding In & Out”, “Kaki Persimmons” (1982-3)
“Mountains Forming” (1982-3)
“Giacometti’s Shadow”, “Fat Dancer”, “Root & Stem”, “Zazen”, “Lady Mirror” (1982-3)

In the South Gallery:

“Ceiling, 666 5th Avenue, New York” (1956-7)
“Sparrow” (1982-3)
“Ceiling, 666 5th Avenue, New York” (1956-7)
“Waterfall, 666 5th Avenue, New York” (1956-7)
“Waterfall, 666 5th Avenue, New York” (1956-7)
“Waterfall, 666 5th Avenue, New York” (1956-7)

At the end of the hallway:

“Akari Cloud” (2022)
“Akari Cloud” (2022)
“Akari Cloud” (2022)

In the room at the end, a documentary was playing, in which contemporaries discussed Noguhi’s life and work, and there were displays of other material including design sketches.

And of course the gallery has a shop:

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