Chiharu Shiota - The Hand Lines


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Casa Asia presents the contents of the first exhibition by Chiharu Shiota (b. Osaka, 1972) in Barcelona. Shiota’s installations produce their own spaces, where hundreds of invisible threads that bond us to things can be seen. In these domestic scenarios, she proposes threads to become bridges between a bride’s dress and the absent subject, a piano, suitcases and a mirror. In her work, these threads are veins with tears, fear of the abyss, life and death; threads that are plots of particular and universal stories, interweaving like the inverted roots of a tree, just like a rhizome through multiple branches that hold up the relationship between she and the world. Arrives courtesy of Actar (New York).

440 pages, 17 x 25 cm, softcover, Actar (New York).