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Blain|Southern: CHIHARU SHIOTA - 17 Sept 2016 to 12 Nov 2016

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17 Sept 2016 to 12 Nov 2016

Blain|Southern
Potsdamer Straße 77–87
10785
Berlin
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Artists in this exhibition: Chiharu Shiota


CHIHARU SHIOTA  | UNCERTAIN JOURNEY

17 September 2016 – 12 November 2016

Berlin

Private view: Friday 16 September, 6pm - 9pm

Berlin Art Week weekend hours:
Saturday 17 September, 11am - 7pm
Sunday 18 September, 11am - 6pm

For her first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Chiharu Shiota will create a new site-specific monumental installation in the Berlin gallery, eight years after she last exhibited in her home city.

Shiota is primarily known for her immersive installations, such as The Key in the Hand, with which she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 2015. Weaving intricate networks of yarn, the artist creates new visual planes as if she were painting in mid-air.

Uncertain Journey centres around one installation that dominates the gallery’s vast central atrium. Seemingly growing from above, a dense web of red yarn reaches down towards the skeletal hulls of boats which rest on the gallery floor below. The colour of blood, the nexus of yarn is laden with symbolism, for the artist it alludes to the interior of the body and the complex network of neural connections in the brain. Enclosed by the canopy overhead, the boat carcasses raise existential questions of fate and belonging, evoking ideas that can be as complex as the tangled yarn itself


Blain|Southern
Potsdamer Straße 77-87
10785 Berlin
30 April – 30 July 2016
Private View: 29 April, 6 – 9pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 6pm
T: +49 (0)30 6449 31510
E: berlin@blainsouthern.com
www.blainsouthern.com 


www.blainsouthern.com






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