Isamu Noguchi's Unfinished A-Bomb Cenotaph *RERUN
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.
Noguchi's design for the cenotaph for the A-bomb victims, stored at Harvard University GSD
Plaster model of Noguchi's cenotaph for the A-bomb victims of Hiroshima, 1952
Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, designed by Japanese architect Tange Kenzo
Precious audio recordings of Noguchi speaking recently made available to the public by The Noguchi Museum in New York
Noguchi designed the parapets for the Peace Memorial Park bridges in Hiroshima
The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Mure, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, houses about 150 of his works