The Rusty Toque - Issue 5
In the series The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real, Louise Noguchi has taken photographs from the the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection of religious artifacts of Buddha heads that were that were broken or sawed off the heads from their bodies by thieves and vandals. Some of these artifacts were installed or carved into rock walls at various religious sites, including the Buddhist cave temples of T’ien Lung Shan in Shansi Province, China.
LOUISE NOGUCHI challenges her audience with themes that pose psychological questions. Using photography, sculpture, video and other media, Noguchi’s concepts confront the spectator’s notions of identity, perception and reality. Her work includes exhibitions at the Power Plant, Toronto, Neuer Berliner Kuntsverein, Berlin and the Deutsches Museum, Munich, as well as exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Japan.