Chiharu Shiota - New Now London Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Alexander Ochs Galleries, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, The Salon, Chiharu Shiota: State of Being, 14 May-1 June 2011

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dress, 2011 is a wonderful example from the artistic practice of Chiharu Shiota, a Japanese installation and performance artist currently living and working in Berlin. Shiota works with ordinary objects such as shoes, beds, windows, and suitcases to articulate sentiments of nostalgia or memories throughout her work. The preeminent beauty of her work often over takes a space through all-encompassing installations. It has the distinct quality of transcending linguistic, cultural, historical, political, and social contexts, thus providing the viewer with a pure meditative experience on the contemporary condition of human nature. In the exhibition, Seven Dresses at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken in Saarbrücken Shiota worked with her own body and with personal found objects which are threaded into her installations. The most defining aspect of her work results from a web of threads, which inevitably connect the gallery, the objects found in it, the performer, and the audience into one abundant whole.



steel, wood, dress
250 x 160 x 140 cm (98 3/8 x 62 7/8 x 55 1/8 in.)

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £31,250

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London Auction 13 April 2016