The York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18 and 19 for concerts, and close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 23 for a private event.

Viviane Le Courtois’ conceptual work centers on social engagement, often bringing people together around food. Tinged with humor, her self-described “series of experiments” addresses the essence of grown ingredients, the communal nature of eating and the role of chance in everyday life. Raw, Cooked, Fermented is a new body of work created by the French-born, Denver-based artist for the Gardens’ exhibition.