Happenings: Isamu Noguchi Meets Qi Baishi, “Post Culture,” and Robert Motherwell’s Early Collages

This week, Artsy casts our lens on Japan with our In Focus: Japan feature and looks to museum exhibitions including the British Museum’s exhibition on Shunga and “Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930” at the Noguchi Museum. The latter show marks the first in-depth look at the serendipitous meeting between Japanese-American sculptor Noguchi and Chinese painter Baishi, and the resulting ink scroll paintings from both.

Elsewhere on the walls, Elizabeth Dee Gallery goes “Post Culture,” and Robert Motherwell’s “Early Collages” get their due at the Guggenheim on Friday.

In the news last week, artist Anne Katrine Senstad channels James Turrell (Hyperallergic), a 3-D printed firearm stirs up controversy at the V&A museum (The Guardian), and Jim Golden perfects his pack rat aesthetic (Wired).

And, in case you missed it, Artsy just celebrated the launch of our new iPhone App! Why not use it to explore the final weeks of “Chuck Close: Recent Work” at Guild Hall? We gathered inspired reactions to Close’s collaborative process from both the artist and his notable sitters.

So get out there, with Artsy.