Threading her way through life

Share This Post

Threading her way through life
Japanese artist Shiota Chiharu presents 80 artworks at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai. They include Accumulation-Searching for the Destination. [SHAUNLEY/CHINA DAILY]

When Japanese artist Shiota Chiharu presented her first retrospective exhibition The Soul Trembles at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo in 2019, eager enthusiasts formed long lines on the street as they waited patiently to get in.

Wang Wei, director of the Long Museum in Shanghai, was visiting the Japanese museum at that time and was intrigued by Shiota’s art, and impressed with her expression of intangible things: memories, anxiety, dreams and more. Wang then asked the director of the Mori Art Museum to help bring the exhibition to China. Two years later, the exhibition opened at the Long Museum West Bund on Dec 19, featuring more than 80 artworks by the 49-year-old artist.

“This is the first large-scale showcase on the Chinese mainland of Shiota that covers all the important stages of her creative practice since 1996,” Wang told local media before the opening.

Shiota was born in Osaka in 1972 and is currently based in Berlin. She decided to become a painter at the age of 12, though during her art studies in Australia she stopped painting and turned to performance and installation art.

In 2008, she received the Art Encouragement Prize for new artists from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In 2015, she was selected to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale.

1   2   3   >  

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
spot_img

Related Posts

Beijing releases museum travel route along the Central Axis

May 18 this year marked the 46th International Museum Day. On the day, Beijing launched an activity named "Visiting Museums Along the Central Axis," with an aim to promote a series of museums in the capital.

Bringing ancient ‘money pots’ back to life in Yunnan museum

A money pot might carry a sweet childhood memory for some. But as early as 2,000 years ago, in today's Yunnan Province of southwest China, it means wealth, status, and power.

Palace excavation unearths vital clues to the past

When historians discuss business development and technological advances in ancient China, they often refer to the Song Dynasty (960-1279)-the "golden age" for such achievements.

Beijing International Pop Music Festival begins

Beijing International Pop Music Festival kicked off on April 12.From May 6 to 8, three shows will be staged in the capital. These shows will feature Haya, a Beijing-based rock band founded in 2006 by a group of Mongolian ethnic musicians; singer-songwriter Chen Hongyu; and Beijing-based band Sir Deer, which was founded in 2006 and is composed of six members. They will perform at the Beijing Exhibition Hall. From April 12 to 21, 12 new bands will perform at Omni Space, a popular live house venue in Beijing.

Beats and spirit, American drummer enlivens Shanghai neighbors from balcony

Although Charles Foldesh, a 37-year-old American drummer, had to temporarily stop his performance due to the COVID-19 resurgence in Shanghai, he has transformed his balcony into a stage, winning applause and cheers from his neighbors.

Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.
- Advertisement -spot_img