In 2015, Chiharu Shiota used ten thousand staples and more than two thousand balls of wool to transform the Japanese pavilion into the revelation of the Venice Biennale. The Japanese, Berlin-based artist is well-known for her meticulous installations in red wool, which represent our interweaving.
At Galerie Templon she is trying something different. Her immersive installation there, which consists of a forest of suspended black umbrellas, refers to a dark moment in her own life: the cancer that reappeared in 2017, after twelve years of absence. Inspired by this darkness, she is creating new work that makes suffering shareable. Connective tissue.
Chiharu Shiota: Black Rain > 1/6, Galerie Templon