Memory under the Skin by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota takes visitors on an enthralling journey exploring three spectacular site-specific installations and a series of new yarn sculptures.
After a foundation degree in painting at Seika University in Kyoto, Chiharu Shiota chose to pursue her artistic studies in Berlin, turning her focus to performance. Her practice soon shifted towards site-specific installations and the creation of vast ephemeral environments. She delicately weaves knotted threads to create fantastical scenes combining a variety of salvaged objects: window frames, worn musical instruments, cardboard suitcases, rusty keys, books and old used clothes. Her increasingly ambitious installations, to be found in museums worldwide, have become her signature; one by one they build a complex body of work that questions our notions of existence and transcendence.Learn more