Asia Forum - Fall Digital Gathering
3 November, Online
Asia Forum invites you to an exciting digital gathering on 3 Nov at 12pm GMT. Join artists Irwan Ahmett and Tita Salina, Ho Rui An, and Lawrence Lek in exploring diverse notions of ‘liquidity’ via presentations of their artistic practices. The event will focus on the surge of non-fungible token assets and ongoing climate change urgencies as they relate to contemporary art practices.
17 November, Roundhouse
The show follows the release of Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama’s critically acclaimed debut album, SAWAYAMA. Lauded by the Independent as “An audacious album from one of the boldest voices in pop…” and “An honest genre-exploding self-portrait.”
Rina has gained the attention of fans and critics alike for her explosive pop tunes, which blend nu-metal, electronica and house.
The show will be another chance to see Rina perform live after her sell-out show at Electric Brixton.
Akram Khan Company: Outwitting the Devil
23 - 27 November, Sadlers Wells
Receiving its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells, Akram Khan’s acclaimed production Outwitting the Devil is an epic dance piece about ritual and remembering in the midst of our ever-changing planet.
Outwitting the Devil draws on ancient narrative, in this case the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh – one of the world’s oldest great works of literature. In this powerful opus, the gods punish a young King Gilgamesh for destroying a legendary cedar forest and killing its guardian Humbaba. They take the life of his beloved friend Enkidu, a wild man he had tamed. Confronted with the truth and sorrow of mortality, Gilgamesh passes into history, to become a fragment among the broken remnants of human culture and memory.
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Until 9 Jan 2022, Barbican
An exhibition celebrating Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century.
Noguchi explores the kaleidoscopic career of a true artistic polymath. This exhibition, which is his first touring retrospective in Europe for 20 years, focuses on Noguchi as a global citizen and his risk-taking approach to sculpture as a living environment.
Over 150 works are presented, including an extraordinary range of sculptures – made in stone, ceramics, wood and aluminium – as well as theatre set designs, playground models, furniture and lighting.
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