domenica 8 giugno 2014

Chiharu Shiota per il Padiglione Giappone alla 56a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Biennale di Venezia nel 2015

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Pochi giorni fa è stato annunciato l’artista che rappresenterà alla prossima Biennale il Giappone, sarà Chiharu Shiota, con una mostra dal titolo "The Key in the Hand," (Chiavi in mano) curatore Hitoshi Nakano, curatore al Kanagawa Arts Foundation.

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The Japan Foundation is delighted to announce artist Chiharu Shiota's representation of Japan at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, to be held from May 9 to November 22, 2015, and will present the exhibition entitled "The Key in the Hand," curated by Hitoshi Nakano, Curator of the Kanagawa Arts Foundation.

Message from the Artist
I have been selected to show my work in the Japan Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in Italy in 2015. It is a great honor for me to be given the opportunity to participate in the world's oldest exhibition along with the curator Hitoshi Nakano, who organized a solo exhibition of my work in Kanagawa in 2007. Using the second-floor gallery and the pilotis on the first floor of the pavilion, I will present a new installation titled "The Key in the Hand," consisting of two boats, red yarn, and a huge number of keys.

Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. They also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds. With these thoughts in mind, in this new installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. As I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. These overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other's feelings.

I would be extremely grateful if you would consider giving me a key that you no longer need so that I can use it as part of this work. Then I hope that everyone will be inspired by the work, containing an accumulation of memories from all over the world, to reconsider what it means to be alive.

Chiharu Shiota

About Submitting Keys for Use

How to submit:  Submission deadline: All keys must be received by October 31, 2014.

* All keys must be no longer used for its intended purpose and will be provided gratis.
* Shipping costs will be borne by key providers.
* The names of key providers will not appear in the work.
* All keys need to be submitted by post or delivery service. (Please do not bring them directly.)
* All keys will not be returned after the exhibition has concluded.
* A receipt will not be issued for submission.

Shipping address:  [Japan]  Chiharu Shiota "Keys" Collecting Team Europe, Middle East and Africa Section, Arts and Culture Dept. The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004

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The Japan Foundation
Europe, Middle East and Africa Section, Arts and Culture Dept.
Person in charge: Ohira (Mr.), Oyamada (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6063
Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6038
Email: venezia?
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