Isamu Noguchi's Unfinished A-Bomb Cenotaph

Time and Tide

49m 00s
Broadcast on March 19, 2022 Available until March 19, 2023

With a Japanese father and an American mother, the renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi desired to create a cenotaph in Hiroshima in memory of the A-bomb victims. But his design was rejected, allegedly because of his American nationality. Materials from the project in the current European retrospective of his work encourage us to consider the meaning of peace at this time of division and conflict. The program presents fresh perspectives on his struggles to serve as a bridge between his 2 homelands.

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