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CHIHARU SHIOTA I to EYE

2024-09-14 – 2024-12-01

Information about the Exhibition

DatesSeptember 14 – December 1, 2024
Closed on Mondays. Closed on September 17, September 24, October 15, November 5.
*Opened on September 16, September 23, October 14, November 4.
Opening hours10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
VenueNakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka 5F Galleries
OrganizersNakanosima Museum of Art, Osaka, Mainichi Broadcasting System, The Asahi Shimbun
SponsorshipDAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., DNP(Dai Nippon Printing), TAKENAKA CORPORATION, HAMANAKA, RIHGA ROYAL HOTEL
InquiriesOsaka City General Call Center
06-4301-7285
Hours: 8:00 – 21:00 (365 days)

Highlights

1. Large installations, including new works and pieces never before shown in Japan Installations using thread have become the hallmark of Chiharu Shiota’s practice. Five or six of these installations will be shown at the exhibition venue, which spans about 1700 square meters and has a six-meter-high ceiling

2. Chiharu Shiota’s first large solo exhibition in her birthplace of Osaka in sixteen years Chiharu Shiota presents exhibitions at venues around the world. Eagerly anticipated, this show is her first large-scale solo exhibition in her birthplace of Osaka since 2008, sixteen years ago.

3. Texts from the public will be incorporated into an installation The organizers are currently collecting written texts about “connections,” a key theme of the exhibition, from the general public with the objective of showing them in CHIHARU SHIOTA, I to EYE. The artist will use them in an installation as part of the show.

Works

  • Chiharu ShiotaCirculating Memories2022Photo Sunhi Mang ©JASPAR, Tokyo, 2024 and Chiharu Shiota

  • Chiharu ShiotaHome to Home2022 Photo Sunhi Mang ©JASPAR, Tokyo, 2024 and Chiharu Shiota

  • Chiharu ShiotaThe Eye of the Storm2022 Photo courtesy Bangkok Art Biennale ©JASPAR, Tokyo, 2024 and Chiharu Shiota)

The artist

Chiharu Shiota
Berlin, 2023
Photo by Sunhi Mang

Chiharu Shiota was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1972 and is currently based in Berlin. Her awards include the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists in 2008 and the 61st Mainichi Art Award in 2020. She was chosen to represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. In 2019, the artist held her largest solo exhibition to date, The Soul Trembles, at Mori Art Museum. In addition to participating in international group exhibitions, Shiota has held solo exhibitions at venues throughout the world, including the Espoo Museum of Modern Art (2021), the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (2020), the Art Gallery of South Australia(2018), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2018), the Museum of Art, Kochi (2013), and the National Museum of Art, Osaka (2008).

Written texts

In preparation for the CHIHARU SHIOTA I to EYE exhibition, the organizers are soliciting written texts about connections, a key theme of the exhibition.

Chiharu Shiota The Eye of the Storm
2022 Photo courtesy Bangkok Art Biennale ©JASPAR, Tokyo, 2024 and Chiharu Shiota

We are all connected to people and things around us, and these connections are one of the means by which we are shaped and defined. What are you connected to?

Please think about what you are connected to, and submit your thoughts as written texts. Your submissions will be used in an installation by Chiharu Shiota. Please use the following format.

Format

・A4 size white paper (Type of paper and whiteness do not matter, and you can use lined paper if you want.)
・One sheet, using only the front side
・Text may be in any color.
・Use whatever language you want to.

Submission methods

・Mailing
Chiharu Shiota Exhibition Text Submissions, Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka 4-3-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005

・Drop box
Museum: Chiharu Shiota Exhibition Drop Box, 2nd Floor, Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
MBS: Chiharu Shiota Exhibition Drop Box, 1st Floor, Mainichi Broadcasting 1st floor Chayamachi Plaza Lobby (17-1 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8304)

・Web submission form
Either input your text directly into the form or upload a Microsoft Word or PDF file.
If inputting directly into the form, you cannot specify font size or color.
The organizers will print out your message on A4 paper (1 sheet).

Submission period

up to July 31, 2024 (Wednesday)

Other details

・Age, gender, nationality, and other personal details are not required.
・Names of individuals providing submissions will not be published in publicity or other materials related to the exhibition.
・Submissions are accepted on the basis that they are submitted free of charge.
・You may submit any number of texts.
・Submissions cannot be returned.
・The copyright of submissions is transferred to the organizers at the time of submission.
・Any personal information in your submission may be open to view in the installation.
・The organizers cannot respond to inquiries about your text after submission.