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Thoughtful yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota

Brief ReviewCreator(s): Chiharu Shiota. Nationality: Japanese. Base: Berlin, Germany. Main skill(s): drawing; installation; performance; performance video; sculpture; stage design. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): human existence throughout multiple dimensions (confronting fundamental human concerns such as life, death and relationships). Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: , , , , , , . Main medium(s): everyday objects; mixed media; yearn. Location: various galleries and exhibition spaces around the world. More info: Website Artsy Instagram

Chiharu Shiota is known for her performative installations in which she weaves human-size webs from black thread, turning entire galleries into labyrinthine environments and often enclosing personal objects or even herself. Inspired by the installation and performance art of the 1970s, Shiota left Japan for Berlin to study under Marina Abramovic, whose influence can be seen in Shiota’s endurance-based performances like Try and Go Home (1998), in which the artist smeared her body with earth, entered a hole, and fasted for four days. Shiota’s work is also influenced by and aligned with that of Rebecca Horn, Ana Mendieta, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse, revealed in her use of materials and performative exploration of states of anxiety, oblivion, and remembering.

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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Flooxia. A Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies.

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