Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Chiharu Shiota's One Place

Also on at Haunch of Venison until 27 March. The piece with all the window frames was especially striking. Apparently they're all from demolished Communist-era houses from the former East Berlin. The shape suggests to me a wall (like the Berlin wall), but the artist also arranged them in a kind of yin yang shape, which I didn't get at first! The man from the gallery watching the room wasn't impressed with it! He told me 'it seemed a bit contrived, almost like she's trying too hard to layer meaning on it.' He agreed though that the tower rising up to a skylight (a nice clear evening blue when I took the photo) was a nice surprise!

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