Opening: Where are we now?

Chiahru Shiota

26/04/24Friday, 14:00Duration 3hKZ-Gedenkstollen EbenseeFinkerleitenstraße 40, 4802 Ebensee
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Presence in absence: In her installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota deals with installations with themes and concepts of human existence. In the tunnels of the former Ebensee concentration camp the inconceivable crimes of National Socialism are referenced.

Chiharu Shiota’s work explores how everyday objects can be used to express the memory of their owners’ existence. She creates a work of art in the dreary environment of the Ebensee gallery using red ropes and 25 larger-than-life clothes that allow us to sense the presence of the victims. For her, clothing is a second skin that offers us protection, but also allows us to conform to norms. Our interior contains characteristics that we did not choose. Family, religion, culture, all these are the boundaries within which we move or decide to break them. In the installation, the clothes are caught between red ropes that veil the figures like a fog. A recognition and sensing that leaves room for visitors’ own interpretation of the drama.

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KZ-Gedenkstollen Ebensee
Finkerleitenstraße 40, 4802 Ebensee

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