Concept of Sculpture

Square Fog, 1981, pencil on tracing paper.
Square Fog, 1981, pencil on tracing paper.
© Haus der Kunst, 2022, Foto: Thomas Dashuber, Courtesy the Artist
Square Fog
Square Fog.
© Processart Inc.

Driven by technological progress, an eagerness for experimentation, and a burgeoning ecological consciousness, industrial and natural materials have found their way into art since the 1960s, joining older sculptural materials of stone, metal, and wood. Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculptures of water and air challenge conventional expectations of sculpture's enduring and completed form. The transformation and transience of the cloud of mist offers viewers a profusion of changing images and physically involves them in the artwork.