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An installation view of a work that fills a whole room; at the centre, a desk and empty chair have thousands of papers appearing to fly off of them in a spiral. Suspended around this scene is a web of black threads.

Learn more about Chiharu Shiota's major installation, A question of perspective 2022, which touches on themes of absence and vulnerability within the artist's practice. 

Since the 1990s, Shiota has developed an extensive performance and installation practice. Best known for her expansive, encompassing, room-scale installations of black, white or red threads, she attracted widespread public attention with her work from the Japanese pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale. She has been based in Berlin since 1999.



A question of perspective 2022 was first shown in 'The Soul Trembles', a major survey of Shiota's work curated by Mori Art Museum (Tokyo) and shown at QAGOMA in 2022.

Feature image: Chiharu Shiota / Japan/Germany, b.1972 / A question of perspective 2022 / Commissioned 2022 with funds from Tim Fairfax AC through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © Chiharu Shiota / Photograph: Merinda Campbell, QAGOMA


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