Chiharu Shiota

Courtesy of Haunch of Venison
Chiharu Shiota, "Other Side" Installation View
Haunch of Venison , Chelsea Friday June 15 2012 10:00 - 18:00
This Japanese performance and installation artist, who calls Berlin home, makes a specialty of creating all-encompassing environments that seem to hover somewhere between pleasant dream and nightmare—grand pianos, for instance, ensnared in dense webs of black thread, as if a giant, classical-music-loving spider had happened upon them. Old window frames salvaged from construction sites and abandoned buildings in the former East Berlin are another favored material, which the artist stacks sometimes into cathedral-like structures lit from within. She brings one of them to New York for this show.
Venue name: Haunch of Venison
Address: 550 W 21st St
New York

Cross street: between Tenth and Eleventh Aves
Opening hours: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
Transport: Subway: C, E to 23rd St