TOKYO, Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Soul Trembles," the largest-ever solo exhibition by Shiota Chiharu with extensive use of Alcantara® material, opened recently at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.
Berlin-based Chiharu is known for art that expresses the intangible: memories, anxiety, dreams, silence and more. Her work consisting of material primarily in red and black strung across the entire space is especially well known.
In Silence, one of the works on display, features an immense spider web that envelops a burnt piano created from Alcantara material. Chiharu said In Silence, shown for the first time in Tokyo, reflects her memory of a house that burned down in the middle of the night when she was a child.
Chiharu's "The Soul Trembles" exhibition experiments with the unique feeling, opacity and elasticity of Alcantara, which – according to the artist – is very different from any material that she previously has used.
She notes that, thanks to Alcantara, one of her most iconic installations has turned into an unexpected and visionary experience.
Chiharu's first use of Alcantara came in 2018 when she created "Reflection of Space and Time" for Alcantara's "Nine Journeys Through Time" exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan. Produced and presented by Alcantara during Milan Design Week, the collective show included work by Chiharu and nine other international artists featuring Alcantara as a medium.
"The Soul Trembles" exhibition will be at Mori Art Museum through Oct. 27.
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