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Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles

Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles

In a nutshell

Red strings, boats, large-scale. This artist’s work is immediately recognizable to those who have seen even one of her larger installations. But these short descriptions of her artwork are reductive and can’t adequately convey the experience of standing in her stunning installations. If you are in Tokyo, you will be lucky enough to see the largest solo exhibition of her work, which spans 25 years of her career. In addition to several large installations, there are sculptures, videos, photographs, drawings and more.

The venue

The Mori Art Museum is located on the 53rd floor of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Don’t miss Tokyo City View on the 52nd floor - entrance is included with museum admission.

Insider tip

If you visit by September 16, you can see the interactive The Science Behind Pixar at Tokyo City View. This exhibition is also included in the museum admission price.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)

All of the information is in English. There is no audio guide..

Photos?

Photographs are allowed throughout the exhibition.

The feels

These works are to be experienced. They are massive and the Mori’s large gallery rooms are suited for the scale utilized by this artist..

Appeal

Anyone interested in modern art, experiential art, the exploration of universal concepts such as existence should check out this exhibition..

How far out?

Located in Roppongi Hills, about a five minute walk from the Roppongi metro station.

How much time?

30 to 45 minutes..

How much money?

¥1,800 for general admission.

Until when?

Until October 27

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art

Don’t miss it! The experience is worth a special trip.

Links:

https://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/shiotachiharu/index.html

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