Chiharu Shiota

Under the Skin

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Chiharu Shiota
Under the Skin

Ed. Kunsthalle Rostock, text(s) by Tereza de Arruda, Pascal Hess, Olaf Reis, graphic design by Hermann Hülsenberg Studio

German, English

2017. 240 pp., 300 ills.

hardcover

24.00 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4353-2

The first retrospective of the Japanese installation artist

Chiharu Shiota (*1972 in Osaka, Japan) is one of the most sought-after artists in the world, at the latest since the presentation of her installation in the Japan Pavilion at the Biennale in Venice in 2015. Everyday objects, mementos, and objets trouvés characterize the artist’s pictorial language and stand for the subject matter in her oeuvre—recollection, homeland, migration, death, and life. The key figures in her expansive installations with wool threads are old suitcases and shoes, keys, pieces of clothing, furniture, and letters, which she enthrallingly integrates into her works and performances. In the present publication, photographs, film stills, drawings, prints, and objects from the artist’s archive comprehensively document the stations in Shiota’s oeuvre and illustrate her mostly site-specific, temporary installations. The book is published on the occasion of the first retrospective of the Berlin-based artist and concentrates on her creative work of the last twenty years.

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