image detail: 2008_nationalmuseum_osaka_breath_of_the_spirit_ 1, Chiharu Shiota, Germany, born 1972, Breath of the spirit, 2008, Osaka, black wool and beds; Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, installation view: National Museum, Osaka.

Chiharu Shiota
From 24 August 2018
Free entry

Recognised the world over for her string installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is the subject of three major projects at the Art Gallery from late August. This trilogy of offerings includes the first solo exhibition of Chiharu’s work in an Australian public gallery, presenting works from the artist’s collection and from public and private collections in Germany, Japan and Australia and including early performance work, captured in photography and the moving image, and a selection of her drawings. Also on view at the Gallery will be a major site-specific commission that embodies the space within the Melrose Wing and a new sculptural work made for the facade of the Gallery.

The three major projects include:

Absence embodied
Installation in the Melrose Wing of European Art
From 24 August 2018

Exhibition in Galleries 9, 10 and 11
24 August – 28 October 2018

Art Gallery Facade
24 August – 21 October 2018

Both the major solo show and new commission are made possible through the generous support of the Gwinnett family. Presented as part of the OzAsia Festival.

Wheelchair access
Access to the Chiharu Shiota installation in Gallery 14 is by stairs only as the stair lift is out of order. On 24 September we will commence building works to install a permanent ramp which will provide access to this area of the Gallery and the stair lift will be removed. Due to the age of the stair lift in place parts are no longer available so we are unable to maintain its function while the ramp is being specified and designed. We estimate the construction of the ramp will take approximately three weeks. We are sorry that we are unable to provide access until this time.

image: Chiharu Shiota. Photo by Sunhi Mang. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery. 


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