ART EXHIBITION IN BOSTON’S EMERALD NECKLACE PARKS
A new summer exhibition of “climate responsive” art will be featured in the Emerald Necklace parks this summer. "Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace" will debut for the city the internationally renowned “fog sculptures” of Fujiko Nakaya (b. 1933), created in response to the landmarked landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO). Free and open to the public from August 11 to October 31, 2018, the immersive art exhibition will be the first simultaneous presentation of multiple works by Nakaya in her five-decade career. Organized by Boston-based guest curator Jen Mergel, this presentation of shape-shifting installations of pure water vapor will engage visitors with “climate responsive” systems as timeless and timely as their sites – the Emerald Necklace parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903). Nakaya’s five site-specific sculptures will be installed in the following locations selected by the artist, with each work bearing the signature number of the closest weather station in Boston: • Fog x Canopy (#72509_Fens) in the canopy of a tree-lined path in the Fens, in close proximity to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Shattuck Visitor Center; • Fog x Island (#72509_Leverett Pond) in Olmsted Park, on an island of Leverett Pond at the edge of Allerton Overlook in Brookline; • Fog x Beach (#72509_Jamaica Pond) as a “cloud pond” in a glacial depression adjacent to Jamaica Pond; • Fog x Hill (#72509_Arnold Arboretum) as a “fog fall” rolling down a hill under tree cover within proximity of the Hunnewell Building at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; • Fog x Ruins (#72509_Franklin Park Overlook) amid the Overlook Shelter Ruins in Franklin Park, echoing the domed roof of one of the few buildings Olmsted had a hand in designing.