Known for her monumental art installations, Shiota has suspended 150 sculptural boats from the store’s central glass roof, using nearly 300,000 yards of yarn. A part of the ‘Where are we going?’ exhibition, it also includes the work ‘Memory of the Ocean’, a multi-sensory mesh wave evoking the impression of walking under the big water. Asking rhetorically: ‘Where are we going?’, the artist refers to the mysterious destinations that shape our lives. She says: “The creation of this indecipherable mesh and its plasticity are a mystery, just like our brain, the universe, and of course, life. I have no answers, only questions. These questions are the foundations of my work.” The exhibition will be displayed at Le Bon Marché until February 18, 2017.
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