Born in Osaka, based in Berlin - Shiota Chiharu is a true international artist. She is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more. Often arising out of personal experience, her works have enthralled people all over the world and from all walks of life by questioning universal concepts such as identity, boundaries, and existence. Particularly well-known is her series of powerful installations consisting of threads primarily in red and black strung across entire spaces.
This summer, Shiota will be exhibiting in the world-renowned Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, which will be the largest-ever solo exhibition by the artist. The title “The Soul Trembles” references the artist’s earnest hope to deliver to others soul-trembling experiences derived from nameless emotions. This will be the first opportunity to experience in detail twenty-five years of Shiota’s oeuvre; primarily in large installations, plus sculptural works, video footage of performances, photographs, drawings, performing arts-related material, etc.
Through this exhibition epitomising the “presence in absence” that Shiota has explored throughout her career, visitors will doubtless gain a sense for themselves of the meaning of living and journey of life, and the inner workings of the soul.
Until 27 October 2019, Mori Art Museum, 〒106-6150 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 6 Chome−10−１ 六本木ヒルズ森タワー53階 Japan