Chiharu Shiota is renowned for her dramatic, immersive installations which frequently utilise found objects such as clothing, shoes, old furniture, vintage suitcases and doors and windows from demolished and derelict buildings. Such items resonate with personal and emotional if elusive histories. Chiharu’s installations alter and energise the physical and architectectual space, challenging our perceptions of the immediate environment and embracing the viewer as an integral part of the experience.
For her solo exhibition in Walsall, Chiharu will create two spectacular site-specific installations, shown alongside a selection of drawings and films by the artist.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.
Main image credit: Chiharu Shiota, Wall, 2010, Video still. Courtesy of the artist.© DACS 2013.