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Hanoi Hosts Exhibition of Art from Japan

Hanoi is the host of renowned conceptual artist Chiharu Shiota's first ever installation artwork.


The exhibition titled “A Tide of Emotion” by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is currently on display at the Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) until March 30 next year.

 Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota stands in her artwork. Photos: CheckinVietnam 

The exhibition, curated by the organizer, showcases the works of Chiharu Shiota, one of the most acclaimed contemporary artists globally. Her art has been displayed in numerous prestigious museums and exhibitions throughout the region.

Chiharu Shiota was notably chosen as the representative for Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, a renowned international art event held biennially in Venice, Italy.

The artist is distinguished for her remarkable and intricate large-scale installations, meticulously crafted with hundreds of thousands of threads that often occupy entire rooms.

Shiota draws inspiration from personal experiences and emotions, which she transforms into universal human themes encompassing life, death, and relationships.

She describes her approach: “I redefine the concept of memory and consciousness by collecting ordinary objects such as shoes, keys, beds, chairs, and clothes, and incorporating them into immense thread structures.”

 The space of the installation.  

Chiharu Shiota also explores the concept of “presence in absence” in her installations and intangible emotions in her sculptures, drawings, performance videos, photographs, and paintings.

The exhibition “A Tide of Emotions” at VCCA features new works specially created for the venue. The centerpiece of the exhibition, sharing the same title, encompasses the vast space of VCCA with a network of red threads, the artist’s distinctive medium, interconnected with wooden boats on the floor.

Upon entering the exhibition, visitors step into a surreal space that immerses them in a world brimming with memories and emotions.

Shiota’s works captivate viewers with their visually striking aesthetics while simultaneously containing profound layers of meaning.

“A Tide of Emotions” explores essential and universal concepts, offering a transformative perspective to all who visit.

 The impressive installation draws the attention of both locals and visitors to Hanoi.