Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art

The survey exhibition ‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, features new and recent work by contemporary artists and collectives exploring identity, heritage and history, highlighting the vitality and diversity of the state’s artistic landscape. The exhibition encompasses large-scale sculptural installation, photography, painting, video and performance, and includes work…

Chiharu Shiota: A question of perspective

Chiharu Shiota’s enveloping, ethereal creations give form to intangible concepts such as memory, dreams, anxiety and silence. ‘The Soul Trembles’ at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) until 3 October 2022, is the Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date. The exhibition title ‘The Soul Trembles’ refers to the inexpressible stirrings of…

Embodied Knowledge: Corporeal Complexity

‘Embodied Knowledge: Queensland Contemporary Art’ opening at the Queensland Art Gallery from 13 August, is a showcase that reimagines our relationship to our bodies and to our increasingly digital world. Here, we survey a selection of artists whose work features in this vital new exhibition. Profiling 19 talented artists and collectives, ‘Embodied Knowledge’ is a…

Chiharu Shiota: An uncertain Journey

Thread is a material synonymous with Chiharu Shiota’s installations. Moving her hands to create a three-dimensional drawing, the lines of thread gradually form a surface, then completely fill the space. ‘Threads become entangled, intertwined, cut off, bound, and stretched. Threads, which manipulate the heart, can also sometimes be used to express the relationship between people.’…

Chiharu Shiota: In search of a destination

Chiharu Shiota’s installation Accumulation: Searching for the Destination is made from approx. 430 oscillating suitcases, the work inspired by the discovery of old newspapers in a suitcase she found in Berlin. All things have their own, innate memories, and in this case, the suitcases suggest the memories, movement and migration of strangers; the very journeys…

Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles

Encompassing the entire ground floor of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), ‘The Soul Trembles’ is a survey from almost thirty years of renowned Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota’s practice since the 1990s, incorporating large-scale installations, sculpture, video performance, photography, drawing and set design. The largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date, Shiota’s compelling immersive…