Chiharu Shiota: In the Hand

The human body is a recurring aspect of Chiharu Shiota’s work, lately in the variety of life-sized cast bronze limbs. Check out In the Hand 2019 (Illustrated), an impossibly fragile-on the lookout bloom of needles cradled in the palms of a child’s hands during ‘The Soul Trembles’ at the Gallery of Modern-day Art (GOMA), Brisbane until finally 3 October 2022. By way of her threaded installations Shiota renders obvious the invisible, even so captured neatly among these palms, the inherent life of her spirit calls to brain the ‘trembling soul’, the exhibition’s subtitle.

DELVE Deeper: The Soul Trembles in Brisbane

The intellect and body become detached from every single other, and I am no for a longer time equipped to set a stop to these uncontrollable thoughts. I lay my possess system out in scattered parts, and have a dialogue with it in my head. Somehow, I realize that this is what the act of connecting my body to these pink threads is about. The act of expressing these feelings and offering them a variety generally also includes the soul currently being ruined.

Chiharu Shiota

Chiharu Shiota, Japan/Germany b.1972 / In the Hand (and element) 2017 / Bronze, brass, crucial, wire, lacquer / © Chiharu Shiota / Courtesy: Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/Tokyo / Photographs: N Harth & C Callistermon © QAGOMA

GOMA is the exclusive Australian venue for ‘Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles’ in The Fairfax Gallery (1.1), Gallery 1.2 and the Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery (1.3), Gallery of Modern-day Art (GOMA), Brisbane from 18 June – 3 Oct 2022.

Organised by the Queensland Artwork Gallery | Gallery of Modern day Art and Mori Artwork Museum, Tokyo, and curated by Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Artwork Museum, Tokyo.

The 328 page illustrated publication Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles  is out there from the QAGOMA Keep and online


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