Chiharu Shiota


After the Dream, Chiharu Shiota, 2011. Photo: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
After the Dream, Chiharu Shiota, 2011. Photo: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chiharu Shiota - Japan

The artist reveals...

...how lace is significant to their work

“I am more interested in the lines, which are often represented
in my work through black string. These strings are woven into each other, which can make it look a bit like lace, which is also intricately woven. The difference is that my strings are in a random pattern, whilst lace follows set designs and patterns”.

...the ideas behind the work

“My installations with clothes always refer to the clothes as a second skin, which carry the memories of the people who wore these clothes”.

Chiharu Shiota lives and works in Berlin. Exhibitions and installations include Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2008), Haunch of Venison, London (2010), and the Venice Biennale (2011). Stage design includes Matsukaze, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels and Staatsoper, Berlin.

Supported by the Japan Foundation and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Supported by the Japan Foundation and Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
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