Since the World Fair Expo ’70 in Osaka, where Fujiko Nakaya unveiled her first fog sculpture, the 83-year old Japanese sculptor has been working with the elements as a sculptural medium to create her unusual misty artworks.
Over the years Nakaya has presented her elusive and dreamlike fog and cloud sculptures around the world at major venues, including the Guggenheim in Bilbao, the San Francisco Exploratorium and most recently at London’s Tate Modern, where London Fog captivated the public.
Now this autumn, among the national heritage park’s permanent outdoor art collection, Nakaya will install one fog sculpture that utilises specially designed technology to disperse water vapour that creates her atmospheric immersive work. Although only on view temporarily this autumn, the collection will acquire a permanent fog sculpture in 2018.
And to coincide with Oslo Kunstforening’s photographic exhibition, Letters Sent from Heaven, by Nakaya’s father, an experimental physicist, the National Museum will present one of her installations on their new roof terrace on September 9. During the day the installation will be open to the public, while in the evening it will be become the backdrop for a performance featuring musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and dancer Min Tanaka as part of the Japanese contemporary music festival Ultima.
Fujiko Nakaya is at Ekebergparken, Kongsveien 23, 0193 Oslo, Norway between September 10–30, 2017.
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