Untitled by Chiharu Shiota

Besides being a performance artist, Shiota is best known for creating room-filling, monumental yet delicate, poetic environments of black thread and found objects.


Drawing and wool on canvas
30 x 40 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,960 ( Total: £1,960)
Acquired in:
Haunch of Venison

Central to the artist’s work are the themes of remembrance and oblivion, dreaming and sleeping, traces of the past and childhood, and dealing with anxieties. The work recalls the artist’s large-scale installations through the use of a woollen matrix. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


The artist.

Venue details

Oriental Museum Durham University, Elvet Hill, DURHAM County Durham DH1 3TH 0191 334 5694 www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £1.50)

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat – Sun, 12noon – 5pm Closed between Christmas and New Year

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