Talk & Discussion — Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles
We invite artist Chiharu Shiota and curator Mami Kataoka to introduce the artistic practice and career of the artist as well as the curatorial process behind this large solo exhibition.
About the Program
Museum MACAN presents a conversation with artist Chiharu Shiota and Mami Kataoka, Director of Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), in light of the Indonesian launch of Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles, a major survey exhibition overseeing 25 years of artistic practice from the Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota.
The Soul Trembles is Shiota’s most comprehensive solo exhibition featuring works across large-scale installation, sculpture, video performance, drawing as well as documentation of the artist’s performance and theater practice.
The session will start with a lecture delivered by Mami Kataoka, exploring the cosmic view of Chiharu Shiota and the ways the artist expresses her personal thoughts and emotions on intangible subjects such as death, absence, fears, dreams, and silence. Following the lecture, there will be a moderated discussion with artist and curator, reflecting the 25-year of artistic practice manifested in The Soul Trembles, curatorial and working process behind the exhibition and new perspectives that have been gained along the way as The Soul Trembles travel across the globe, including its first show in Southeast Asia.
Chiharu Shiota | Artist
Mami Kataoka | Director, Mori Art Museum
Aaron Seeto | Director, Museum MACAN
Takahashi Yuichi | Director, Japan Foundation Indonesia
Moderated by Asep Topan (Independent Curator).
This program will be held in English and Japanese with bahasa Indonesia intrepreters available.
Portrait of the artist, photo courtesy of Chiharu Shiota. Photo by Sunhi Mang