The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is devoted to the preservation, documentation, presentation, and interpretation of the work of Isamu Noguchi. The Museum, the first in America established by a living artist of his own work, contains the world’s richest holdings of Noguchi’s art. The Museum encourages and facilitates nationally and internationally organized exhibitions and projects related to Noguchi’s work.
B+C has been retained as Project Managers to assist in the development of The Noguchi Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City, which is scheduled to open in October 2011. The Noguchi Museum is undertaking this ambitious project in collaboration with Socrates Sculpture Park. Civic Action presents an exceptional opportunity to honor the legacy and vision of two pioneering artists – Isamu Noguchi and Mark di Suvero – whose commitment to the Long Island City community launched its regional, national, and international profile.
B+C is coordinating the work of four artist-lead teams that include writers, architects, landscape architects, and planners, among others. Over a six month period these teams will immerse themselves in the history of the community and the legacy of civic projects created by Noguchi and di Suvero. B+C’s project management responsibilities also extend to collaborative work with the Museum leadership, an Advisory Committee, Project Partners and other members of the exhibition team; the creation and oversight of the project timetable, as well as engaging civic leaders and cultural organizations in the project.
New York Times - December 8, 2011
Policy, Painted or Set in Stone
The Brooklyn Rail - November 15, 2011
CIVIC ACTION: A Vision for Long Island City
New York Daily News - October 11, 2011
Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park exhibit artists' vision of Long Island City's future