Chiharu Shiota: The Hand Lines
This catalogue features work from Shiota’s first exhibition in Barcelona. Shiota’s work references one of the oldest crafts for women: weaving. Her structure however resembles a rhizomatic web, where a weed spreads uncontrollably over a space. These two opposing ideas of controlled weaving and natural chaos are both important factors in Shiota’s work. The use of thread in her work is something that binds ideas and memories Her focus is on the space and absence — the empty space Thread becomes enough to establish a relationship with the world.