The Home Within
Shiota’s labyrinthine installations weave a complex web from waking life and fading memories.
A house is a structure. A home is a body. You are its heart.
Step inside a structure that combines the weight of architecture and the ephemerality of organic life. Weblike lines of textured red string pulse like a billion veins, but en masse they form walls as straight and solid as a slide-rule. Are the borders between this building’s exterior and interior any more reliable than our own?
For the first time in Melbourne, experience the bewitching work of Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota, whose infinitely intricate installations pluck at the strands connecting our built world and less tangible selves—our criss-crossed pasts and networked futures.
Make yourself at home.
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THU 06 OCTOBER from 6—10PM
FRI 07—SUN 09 OCTOBER 10AM—6PM
MON 10—THU 20 OCTOBER 10AM—6PM
Featuring Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity, a sound installation by Martina Copley.
SUN 23 OCTOBER 10AM—6PM
THU 06 OCTOBER—SAT 05 NOVEMBER
Chiharu Shiota's inaugural solo exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery.
SUN 09 OCTOBER from 11AM
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IMAGE | Chiharu Shiota, First House, 2014. Installation view (detail): Zorlu Performing Arts Center, Istanbul. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery.
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