Image detail: Chiharu Shiota, Japan, born 1972, Absence Embodied, 2018, Berlin and Adelaide, red wool, bronze, metal, dimensions variable.
Recognised the world over for her string installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is the subject of three major projects at the Art Gallery from late August. This trilogy of offerings includes the first solo exhibition of Chiharu’s work in an Australian public gallery, presenting works from the artist’s collection and from public and private collections in Germany, Japan and Australia and including early performance work, captured in photography and the moving image, and a selection of her drawings. Also on view at the Gallery will be a major site-specific commission that embodies the space within the Melrose Wing and a new sculptural work made for the facade of the Gallery.
(Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. Photo courtesy of Saul Steed.)