4 December 2018

Chiharu Shiota:  Immersive Elegant Scarlet Threads – Blain|Southern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Today London’s official art world is full of enthusiasm for so-called ‘minority art’, made by artists of guaranteed ‘minority origin’. On the whole, however, the artists so defined and officially promoted don’t come from Asia.

27 November 2018

Chiharu Shiota Unveils Spectacular New Work At Blain|Southern

Me Somewhere Else is a new exhibition featuring works by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota at Blain|Southern London.

18 May 2015

Chiharu Shiota Creates Enchanting Japanese Pavilion For 56 Venice Biennale

When I visited Chiharu Shiota’s studio a year ago in Berlin, she had just been invited to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale along with the curator Nakano Hitoshi who organised a solo exhibition of her work in Kanagawa in 2007. She was truly honoured and mentioned that representing Japan in Venice has always been […]

3 October 2013


Chiharu Shiota To Create Monumental Thread Installation For Towner

Towner in Eastbourne has commissioned Japanese artist, Chiharu Shiota to create a monumental signature ‘thread’ installations for her first solo show in a public gallery in the UK. Shiota’s large-scale installation will consume Towner’s upper gallery, presenting a façade of five wooden doors caught in a dense dark tangle of thousands of metres of black yarn […]