Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles

Museum MACAN presents Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles, the largest and most comprehensive exhibition by the leading Japanese artist


About the Artist

Chiharu Shiota born in Osaka, 1972. Currently based in Berlin.

Shiota’s inspiration often emerges from a personal experience or emotion which she expands into universal human concerns such as life, death and relationships. She has redefined the concept of memory and consciousness by collecting ordinary objects such as shoes, keys, beds, chairs and dresses, and engulfing them in immense thread structures.

She explores this sensation of a ‘presence in the absence’ with her installations, but also presents intangible emotions in her sculptures, drawings, performance videos, photographs and canvases.

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