Chiharu Shiota At The Tel Aviv Museum Of Art

Chiharu Shiota

A new exhibition Piranesi/Shiota: Prisons of the Imagination, juxtaposes prints by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (b. 1710) with Chiharu Shiota’s 2012 installation Stairway.

Piranesi was famous for his Carceri d’invenzione, a series of etchings of fictitious and atmospheric ‘prisons’. The web of black yarn which surrounds the rising steps in Stairway, creates angles and spaces which echo those in Piranesi’s invented architectural fantasies. The prisons exist in the artists’ imagination and snare dreams and memories.

Piranesi/Shiota: Prisons of the Imagination, opens 16 Dec at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel and runs until 6 May 2017.

Back to news

Blain|Southern London

4 Hanover Square
London W1S 1BP

+44 (0)20 7493 4492

Blain|Southern Berlin

Potsdamer Straße 77–87
(Mercator Höfe)
10785 Berlin

+49 (0)30 6449 31510


Private section