Fujiko Nakaya (born 1933) created her first public fog sculpture at the World Fair Expo ’70 in Osaka. Since then Nakaya has exhibited her fog and cloud sculptures at major art venues all over the world, including the Guggenheim in Bilbao, San Francisco Exploratorium and Tate Modern in London.
Nakaya will present two temporary installations of fog sculptures in Oslo this autumn. In addition to the sculpture in Ekebergparken Nakaya will present an installation at the new National Museum’s roof terrace on September 9.
The fog installation on view at the National Museum’s roof terrace will be available for the public during daytime. In the evening of September 9, and as part of the contemporary music festival Ultima, pioneers within Japanese contemporary music and dance, musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and dancer Min Tanaka, will perform together with and in response to Nakaya’s fog installation. Artist Shiro Takatani is the lighting designer for the event.
The center of this cycle of events is the photographic exhibition Letters Sent from Heaven of experimental Japanese physicist Ukichiro Nakaya (1900–62), Fujiko Nakaya’s father, which opened at Oslo Kunstforening on August 26.
Curator: Marianne Hultman, Artistic Director, Oslo Kunstforening.