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Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles

Mori Art Museum


Shiota Chiharu
Berlin-based international artist Shiota Chiharu is known for performances and installations that express the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more. Often arising out of personal experience, her works have enthralled people all over the world and from all walks of life by questioning universal concepts such as identity, boundaries, and existence. Particularly well-known is her series of powerful installations consisting of threads primarily in red and black strung across entire spaces.

This will be the largest-ever solo exhibition by Shiota Chiharu. The subtitle “The Soul Trembles” references the artist’s earnest hope to deliver to others soul-trembling experiences derived from nameless emotions. While Shiota’s dynamic and immersive installations consisting of threads strung across entire gallery spaces are particularly well-known, this will be the first opportunity to experience in detail twenty-five years of Shiota’s oeuvre; primarily in six large installations, plus sculptural works, video footage of performances, photographs, drawings, performing arts-related material, etc. Through this exhibition epitomizing the “presence in absence” that Shiota has explored throughout her career, visitors will doubtless gain a sense for themselves of the meaning of living and journey of life, and the inner workings of the soul.


Jun 20 (Thu) 2019-Oct 27 (Sun) 2019 

Opening Hours Information

Tuesdays closing at 17:00
Closes at 17:00 on Tuesdays, except for October 22 (open until 22:00).
FeeAdults ¥1800, University & High School Students ¥1200, Age Four through Elementary School ¥600, Age 65 & Up ¥1500
VenueMori Art Museum
Location53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access3 minute walk from exit 1C at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line, 6 minute walk from exit 3 at Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo line; From JR Shibuya Station, take the Toei bus and get off at Roppongi Hills.
Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
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