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Chiharu Shiota at Art Gallery of South Australia - Free Entry

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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Embodied - A Significant Solo Exhibition
Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese born artist who has become internationally known over the past 15 years for her large-scale art installations that are intense, intricate and complex - both in their nature and their mind/body relationships.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


Chiharu lives and works in Germany and has held exhibitions in major museums and art galleries in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Her room-filling installations made of string can be seen at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 3 separate exhibits. Her "Absence Embodied" in the Melrose Wing of European Art simply took my breath away. Made of 1800 balls of red wool, the woven patterning is beautifully delicate, yet it's strong and intimidating at the same time. Chiharu encloses personal objects into her installations - a wedding dress, a musical instrument, a suitcase; they become trapped in human-sized webs.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


It was while Chiharu was studying in Australia that her artistic focus shifted from traditional painting to her own unique style of ornate three-dimensional drawing with string.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


Her immense string installation is one of three major projects on show at the Art Gallery in what is her first solo exhibition in an Australian public gallery. The exhibition spaces showcase a selection of works from her own personal collection of drawings and of her performance work which is exhibited in her photographs and videos as well as works that have come from public and private collections in Germany, Japan and Australia.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


Her work is captivating. Her video performances are unsettling. With each piece, we are drawn to her - we see her emotions and make the connections - we become trapped in the mystery of her work.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


The artist's three major projects that can be seen in the Art Gallery are:

Absence Embodied
Installation in the Melrose Wing of European Art
From 24 August 2018

Embodied
Exhibition in Galleries 9, 10 and 11
Until 28th October 2018

Internal
Art Gallery Facade
Until 21st October 2018

The Art Gallery of South Australia is on North Terrace in the city and is open 7 days a week, from 10am till 5pm. Entry is free.

Chiharu Shiota
Chiharu Shiota (©paula mcmanus)


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Why? Chiharu Shiota is a Japanese born artist who has become internationally known over the past 15 years for her large-scale art installations that are intense, intricate and complex
When: every day until October 28th
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost: Free
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I have seen the red string room - Absence embodied. What I call the red room. But need t factor more time in to see the other works by Chiharu Shiota. Thanks Paula.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1251) 416 days ago
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