Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Tereza de Arruda, Pascal Hess, Olaf Reis.
Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (born 1972) has gained international renown following the presentation of her installation for the Japan Pavilion at the Biennale in Venice in 2015. Everyday objects, mementos and objets trouvés define the artist’s pictorial language and the themes of her oeuvre, in their evocations of memorialization, homesickness, migration, mortality and life. Her well-known installations with wool threads include such items as old suitcases and shoes, keys, pieces of clothing, furniture and letters, which she also integrates into her performances.
In this overview, photographs, film stills, drawings, prints and objects from the artist’s archive comprehensively document the developments 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 work of the last 20 years.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Mami Kataoka, James Putnam.
Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (born 1972) enmeshes everyday objects such as cars and clothes in web-cocoons of gray thread. At once delicate and sinister, they suggest an overrunning of the familiar by some alien entity. This volume surveys her works and performances from the 1990s to the present.