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Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota is a Berlin-based Japanese installation artist who creates large tangled wires sculptures blended with everyday objects. Her pieces widely fill the spaces as they were woven by thousands of spiders.

“Chiharu Shiota is known for her performative installations in which she weaves human-size webs from black thread, turning entire galleries into labyrinthine environments and often enclosing personal objects or even herself. Inspired by the installation and performance art of the 1970s, Shiota left Japan for Berlin to study under Marina Abramovic, whose influence can be seen in Shiota’s endurance-based performances like Try and Go Home (1998), in which the artist smeared her body with earth, entered a hole, and fasted for four days. Shiota’s work is also influenced by and aligned with that of Rebecca Horn, Ana Mendieta, Louise Bourgeois, and Eva Hesse, revealed in her use of materials and performative exploration of states of anxiety, oblivion, and remembering.” – Chiharu Shiota.

More information: Website, Instagram, Artsy.

Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota
Intriguing yarn installations by Chiharu Shiota

Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Feira de Santana, Brazil-based amateur fine art photographer, among other things, who loves science, nature, visual arts, and has green as his fave color.

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