Chiharu Shiota at Anna Schwartz gallery
A big year for the Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist, Chiharu Shiota. As well as presenting her new work, The Crossing, in a solo exhibition at the Melbourne Art Fair from 2 to 5 of August, she is also hosting a handful of exhibitions throughout Australia over the next few months. This unique exhibition will see a sculptural field of white thread interwoven with books as Shiota explores the complex relationship between the body and the mind. This particular installation is described as “an organic constriction like a biological structure that flexes in all directions, rejecting a hierarchical system.”
Shiota is renown for transforming large-scale environments into incredibly intricate installations that encapsulate such power and emotion that no one leaves the same. “Every single thread carries a vast amount of meaningful information, accumulating in a mass of awareness. It is the history of our interwoven, universal narratives, filling the space with an organic structure of human matter. With The Crossing, I want to present this intermingling but compact system, to map the knowledge we share and pass on to our children, who pass it on to their children,” says Shiota. This is not one to miss, so be sure to grab your tickets now. Her collection New Works is already being shown at the Anna Schwartz gallery until August 11 and, from the 24th, she will see her projects Embodied and Absence Embodied at the Art Gallery of South Australia.