Press Release

Ekebergparken is pleased to announce that Fujiko Nakaya will present one of her renowned fog sculptures in Ekebergparken September 10, 2017. 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.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2017

Fujiko Nakaya

Ekebergparken, Oslo (Norway)

03.09.2017 - 07.01.2018




Nakaya will present two 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. To know more…

This collaboration was initiated by Oslo Kunstforening and developed together with Ultima, Statsbygg, the National Museum, Dansens Hus and Ekebergparken.

Curator: Marianne Hultman, Artistic Director, Oslo Kunstforening.

Fujiko Nakaya’s fog sculpture in Ekebergparken is a temporary installation which will be available for the public during the period September 10–30, 2017. In 2018, a permanent fog sculpture by Fujiko Nakaya will become part of the collection.

About Ekebergparken

Founded in 2011 and officially opened in 2013, Ekebergparken is a 63-acre public sculpture- and national heritage park located on the hillside of Ekeberg. The public park is a result of a public-private collaboration between C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation and Oslo Municipality. The initiative came from real estate mogul and philanthropist Christian Ringnes, is financed through C. Ludens Ringnes Foundation and directed by CEO Ina Johannesen.

The park’s permanent art collection, which will reach 37 sculptures in 2017, has been carefully selected by an Art Committee. In addition to its strong international art collection, Ekebergparken aims to be an arena for collaborative, temporary art projects. In 2015 and 2016 the contemporary music festival Ultima arranged light and musical events in the park. Several musical compositions have been performed both inside James Turrell’s Ganzfeld.


Exhibition 10 - 30 September 2017. Ekebergparken, Kongsveien 23 - 0193 Oslo (Norway). Tel.  :  47 21 42 19 19.






Fujiko Nakaya, Ekebergparken, Oslo

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View of Fujiko Nakaya, fog sculpture #28634, Technology for Life: About Experiments in Art and Technology, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, 2004.

View of Fujiko Nakaya, fog sculpture #28634, Technology for Life: About Experiments in Art and Technology, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, 2004.