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Artist:Chiharu Shiota(JAPAN/GERMANY)
Title:The Boat Which Carries Time


Photo:Kichiro Okamura


Feeling a strong connection to her roots in the salt fields of the Otani area, the artist chose an old nursery school that overlooks the Sotoura coast as the location for her work. Suzu’s Agehama-style salt production, the only longstanding one of its kind in Japan, has been on the verge of disappearing several times. Red strings stretch from a sand boat that transported the high-quality sand to the fields, extending throughout the venue and spinning a history of the people who preserved and passed on the art of salt-making to the present.



Chiharu Shiota(JAPAN/GERMANY)


Born in Osaka in 1972. Resides and works in Berlin.
Confronted with the fundamental issue of humans, life and death, she has presented dynamic installations with using various means including sculpture, photography, and moving images as she explore the questions such as “what it means to live” and “What is the existence”.Received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology´s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists, Japan in 2008 for the solo exhibition, "From In Silence / Art Complex", held at Kanagawa Prefectural Gallery (2007, Japan). She was selected for the artist of the Japan pavilion in the 56th Venice Art Biennale in 2015 (Italy). Other major solo exhibitions were held at Smithsonian Institution Arthur M.Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. (2014, USA), The Museum of Art, Kochi (2014, Japan), Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa (2012, Japan), The National Museum of Art, and Osaka (2008, Japan). She has also participated in many international art festivals including The 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016, Australia), Busan Biennale (2014, South Korea), Setouchi International Art Festival (2010, Teshima Japan), and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2009, Japan).




“The Key in tha Hand”2015
Photo by Sunhi Mang 


“In Silence”2008
Photo by Sunhi Mang