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Two-Storey Labyrinth Of Black Wool Exhibition From Chiharu Shiota Is Coming To Wellington

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Two-Storey Labyrinth Of Black Wool Exhibition From Chiharu Shiota Is Coming To Wellington

A tunnel awaits the visitors from Wellington!

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota newest installation is twisting its way into the Te Papa museum in Wellington. [Featured Image: Uncertain Journey, 2019].

It’s a two-storey tunnel that leads visitors through it’s labyrinth walls of black wool. Guests at the museum will even be able to climb their way through the artwork!

Image: Te Papa

And, for Chiharu Shiota, this is just another astonishing piece of work for the award-winning artist. Her latest piece, The Web Of Time, is made up of 3750 balls of black wall that create this wonderful winding tunnel display. But, we here in Auckland are blessed, as this is her first exhibition to come to New Zealand.

1,000 numbers are featured interwoven into the display, since Shiota believes numbers are universal to all, and can help bring people and communities together. It draws on ideas of human existence, cosmos and the future of the planet.

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Image: Sunhi Mang

Born in Osaka, Japan, Chiharu Shiota now lives and works in Berlin. She is said to be inspired by personal experiences and emotion, which expand into universal human concerns like relationships, life and death.

Chiharu Shiota’s mind-blowing new exhibition is hitting Te Papa on December 12, 2020, on levels four and five of Toi Art. It will remain until late 2021.

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December 12 2020 - Late 2021

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