“Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto” opens at the Halsey Institute of Art, the latest of Yamamoto’s full-scale installation pieces that have appeared across the world, and once before at the Halsey, in 2006.

“I like for art to have an awe factor, for people to be gobsmacked and astonished,” said Mark Sloan, director and senior curator of the Halsey, of his choice to bring Yamamoto to the Halsey.