Departure is an immersive installation by Chiharu Shiota, commissioned for the opening of the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. It is part of ‘Artist’s Rooms’, of a series of solo exhibitions by influential and innovative artists at the new institution.
A Japanese artist living and working in Germany, Shiota explores ideas of displacement, time and the entanglements of life in this work. For this site-specific installation, the artist works with traditional abra boats, referencing the history of the Dubai Creek and the city’s identity as a meeting point of people, goods and ideas.
Read more on the Jameel Arts Centre website.