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Isamu Noguchi

This Earth, This Passage

26 May – 1 July 2023

Mason’s Yard, London

This Earth, This Passage (1962), the sculpture from which the exhibition takes its title, is a psycho-geographic model of life on Earth. Noguchi made it by walking over the yielding surface of a large coil of clay, to produce a form like the top of a submerged caldera. His footprints remain clearly visible in the final bronze casts, indexing the journey of making. This Earth, This Passage is a compact monument to the ecology of human existence – a physical metaphor for the endless seeking that defines our passage through life.



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