* During the exhibition days a week — October.10 (Mon), 2016
(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
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Chiharu Shiota create very large artworks. It is installation stretching thread around exhibition space, and using material, dress, bed, shoes and traveling bag enclosed memory and trace by the people in everyday life. Shiota configures various material in artwork by original technique, Completed exhibits penetrate our heart and body silently having excellent beauty, not lost freshness and forcefulness. Therefore, her works give excitement around the world viewer beyond difference of language, cultural and historical background, politics, social situation, and introduced over 200 exhibitions in Japan, Western, Middle East, Oceania, and Asian countries so far.
Venice biennale have worldwide evaluation and about history of 120 years. In 2015, Shiota exhibited the Japanese pavilion as Japanese representative artist in 56th biennale, “The key in the Hands” obtain high evaluation by viewer, critic, and media from countries reconstruction and display new artwork as return memorial exhibition in Kanagawa Arts Theatre. Even this exhibition, titled “The Locked Room” using a large amount red thread and used keys provided by around the world people and 5 old doors newly in the biennale produce and showcase. These artwork have peculiar freshness and forcefulness by Shiota will shake your heart so much.
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Born in Osaka Prefecture in 1972. Lives in Berlin. Confronting fundamental human concerns like life and death, Shiota explores questions such as “What does it mean to be alive?” and “What is existence?” in large-scale installations that make use of a variety of media including sculptural elements, photography, and video. In 2007, she was awarded the Ministry of Education in the Art Encouragement Prize for her solo exhibition From in Silence, held at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery in Yokohama, Japan. In 2015, she represented Japan Pavilion with the installation The Key in the Hand at 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia in Venice, Italy. Shiota’s museum exhibitions in Japan include Museum of Art, Kochi (2013), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (2012) and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008), among others.
“The Locked Room” Chiharu Shiota exhibition, try to expand experimental action with space art (fine arts) and time art (performing arts). Produced by Akira Shirai as artistic director of Kanagawa Arts Theatre and Toshi Ichiyanagi as artistic general director of Kanagawa arts Foundation, hold dance and music performance on stage of Shiota’s artworks. In Dance Program, 2 appearance and choreography planning by Shintaro Hirahara and Yukina Sakai as up-and-coming dancer and choreographer. In Music Program, performance of selected musician “Mama!milk” by Shirai. And, as special program to culminate, hold produced performance of eclectic musician by Ichiyanagi themselves for this planning. Please except occurring chemical reaction to cross dance, performance, and exhibit space 3,000 rolls of red thread.
Venue: KANAGAWA ARTS THEATRE, Middle Studio
Illumination: Akiyo Kushida (Dance Performance), Shinichiro Oishi (Music Performance)
Acoustic: Minoru Motomura, Yoriko Abe
Ringmaster: Junichi Takahashi
Production Manager: Mahito Horiuchi
Producer: Tomoko Konuma
Executive Producer: Atsuhiko Sakiyama
Cooperation: Executive Committee of Yokohama JAZZ PROMENADE (10/8,10/9)
Organized, Planning Produced by: Kanagawa Arts Theatre
Activation Business of Theater and Concert Hall, Fiscal 2016 by Agency for Cultural Affair
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