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Tokyo artist makes invisible visible with ‘sculpture’ of fog

A “sculpture” of dense fog moving in the wind was created by Tokyo-based artist Fujiko Nakaya at Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, built in New Canaan, Conn., in 1949. (Richard Barnes/The Glass House)
A “sculpture” of dense fog moving in the wind was created by Tokyo-based artist Fujiko Nakaya at Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House, built in New Canaan, Conn., in 1949. (Richard Barnes/The Glass House)
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The Glass House, architect Philip Johnson’s iconic Modernist structure set in the woods here, has been wrapped in a poetic fog by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, a sort of Christo of mist. Like the glass structure itself, Nakaya’s “Veil” installation plays on the transparent and opaque, the permanent and ephemeral. “I’m making an invisible natural phenomenon visible,” explained the Tokyo-based artist. “Usually, you ignore all the dynamics in the air. People go around the world ...

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