Ways of Knowing: Fujiko Nakaya

Thursday, September 19, 2013 | 7:00 p.m.
Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum
Included with museum admission.
Adults Only (18+)

Note: There is limited seating for this program; a museum ticket does not guarantee admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tokyo-based artist Fujiko Nakaya began her career as a painter. Later, through her work with the seminal group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), she found inspiration in the scientific realm that had also captivated her father, celebrated physicist and glaciologist Ukichiro Nakaya. Collaborating with a cloud physicist, Nakaya developed the world's first fog sculpture for the E.A.T. Pepsi Pavilion at the Osaka ’70 Expo. Today, Nakaya is world renowned for her ephemeral works shown at venues from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, to Le Grand Palais in Paris. Currently, you can experience Nakaya’s immersive and participatory Fog Bridge #72494 in the Exploratorium's Outdoor Gallery. This artwork inaugurates the Exploratorium's new Over the Water program at Piers 15 and 17.

Please join us on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. for an intimate look at Fujiko Nakaya's creative process. How do questions lead to discovery? What role does collaboration play in creative research? Become part of the conversation, when Marina McDougall, the Exploratorium’s Director of the Center for Art & Inquiry, and artist Fujiko Nakaya sit down to discuss the fascinating path that shaped an incredible career that has spanned more than 40 years.

A museum ticket does not guarantee admission to special programs with limited seating. There is limited capacity for this program; seating will be made available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the event.