Chiharu Shiota - Memory Under the Skin

Let time hang over the origami to immerse you in your memories.

Chiharu Shiota - Memory Under the Skin


23 January 2024

Category: Art

Galerie Templon - Grenier Saint Lazare  |  28 Rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare, 75003 Paris

Until July 22nd, 2023

In her exhibition, Chiharu Shiota returns to one of her favourite themes: clothing. The central work entitled “The Extended Line”, designed especially for the event, is the star of the exhibition. Thousands of suspended origami creations form a complex network evoking individual and collective memories. We let ourselves be carried away by this sea of floating paper which pushes us to reflect on our own journey and the memories that define us.

The strength of this exhibition lies in Shiota's ability to play with light. Red dominates the ground floor, while the black threads of the basement contrast with the bright white of the room, allowing the light to reveal unsuspected patterns and details, adding an extra dimension to the whole.

chiharu shiota - memory under the skin - Bing images