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*Foto in evidenza: Chiharu Shiota, Japan b.1972 Reflection of Space and Time 2018 White dress, mirror, metal frame Collection Alcantara S.p.A Installation view Nine Journeys through Time, Palazzo Reale Milano, 2018 Photograph Sunhi Mang Courtesy and © the artist

18 JUN 2022 – 3 OCT 2022
GOMA Queensland Art Gallery |Gallery of Modern Art

Stanley Place, South Brisbane | Queensland 4101, Australia
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‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’ is organised by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and curated by Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.

Shiota Chiharu 2020 Photograph Sunhi Mang.

‘The Soul Trembles’ highlights twenty-five years of Chiharu Shiota’s artistic practice. She’s renowned internationally for her transformative, large-scale installations constructed from millions of fine threads that cluster in space or form complex webs that spill from wall to floor to ceiling.  Shiota’s beautiful and disquieting works express the intangible: memories, dreams, anxiety and silence.

Curated by Mami Kataoka, Director of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, ‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’ is the largest solo exhibition of the artist’s work to date and centres on these seductive constructions, contextualising them with works on paper, sculpture and documentation of the artist’s performance and theatre practice.

Chiharu Shiota, Japan b.1972 Accumulation - Searching for the Destination 20142019 Installation view Shiota Chiharu The Soul Trembles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019 Suitcase, motor and red rope © Chiharu Shiota Courtesy Galerie Templon, ParisBrussels Photograph Kioku Keizo Photograph courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Chiharu Shiota

Since the 1990s, Chiharu Shiota has developed an extensive performance and installation practice. Best known for her expansive, encompassing, room-scale installations of black, white or red threads, she attracted widespread public attention with her work from the Japanese pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Born in Osaka in 1972, Shiota enrolled at Kyoto Seika University to study painting in 1992, but soon abandoned the medium in favour of performance. From 1993 to ’94 she undertook an exchange program at Canberra School of Art, just as installation art was finding its way into Australian museums and galleries, before relocating to Germany in 1996 to pursue further study. She has been based in Berlin since 1999.

1. Chiharu Shiota, Japan b.1972 In Silence 20022019 Installation view 'Shiota Chiharu The Soul Trembles', Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2019 Burnt piano, burnt chair, Alcantara black thread © Chiharu Shiota Production support Alcantara S.p.A. Courtesy Kenji Taki Gallery, NagoyaTokyo Photo Sunhi Mang Photo courtesy Mori Art Museum, Tokyo