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“Fog makes visible things become invisible and invisible things—ike wind—ecome visible.”Fujiko Nakaya

Haus der Kunst presents the first comprehensive survey exhibition outside of Japan of the ground-breaking artist Fujiko Nakaya (b. 1933, Sapporo, Japan).



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Fujiko Nakaya, Nebel Leben

Haus der Kunst, Munich (Germany)

08.04 - 31.07.2022




Nakaya‘ fog sculptures defy traditional conventions of sculpture by generating temporary, borderless sites that physically interact with the public. The ephemeral sculptures envelop audiences into a disorientating, transcendent connection with their environment. Driven by early ecological concerns, Nakaya’ work deals with pure water and air, mediums that have particular resonance in the face of the climate crisis.

Gaining prominence in the 1970s as a member of Experiments in Arts and Technology (E.A.T.), creating over 90 installations and performances all over the world. Nakaya consistently collaborated with artists from a variety of disciplines, including architecture, music, dance, and light to express the polymorphic nature of fog. From her rarely seen early paintings to her fog sculptures, including two new site-specific sculptures created especially for Haus der Kunst, along with single-channel videos, installations, and documentation that reveal Nakaya’ cultural and social references, this experiential exhibition will offer an in-depth survey of one of Japan’ foremost artists.

Fugiko Nakaya, Foggy Forest, Showa Kinen, Park Tachikawa, 1992 © Shigeo Ogawa

Fugiko Nakaya, Foggy Forest, Showa Kinen, Park Tachikawa, 1992 © Shigeo Ogawa

Exhibition 08 April - 31 July 2022. Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstrasse 1 - 80538 Munich (Germany). T +49 89 21127113. Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10am–6pm, Thursday 10am–10pm, Friday–Saturday 10am–8pm






Fujiko Nakaya, Nebel Leben, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

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