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Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota installs a monumental yet intimate work in the Sackler this summer. Haunted by traces that the human body leaves behind, Shiota collects discarded shoes and notes to represent memories of lost individuals and past moments. asia.si.edu/perspectives #perspectives

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  1. Monday, August 18: The work begins...
  2. Artist Chiharu Shiota (center) has begun...
    Artist Chiharu Shiota (center) has begun...
  3. Tuesday, August 19: Individual shoes are attached to notes, many of which describe memories of past moments or lost loved ones.
  4. Shoes in Chiharu Shiota's installa...
    Shoes in Chiharu Shiota's installa...
  5. Questions came in for the artist and curator Carol Huh:
  6. Setting up a new exhibit at the #SacklerGallery.
    Setting up a new exhibit at the #SacklerGallery.
  7. A touching blog post on Shiota's installation notes, "Yes, we do endow the objects that our loved ones leave behind with a certain power, laden as they are with memory and loss."
  8. Wednesday, August 20: Chiharu Shiota adds finishing touches to Over the Continents.
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