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Exhibition May 18 − December 19

Chiharu Shiota: The Time Network

Museum of New Zealand invites you to visit the exhibition Chiharu Shiota: The Time Network.

Visitors will immerse themselves in the author's unique vision of the Universe. In the extraordinary Web of Time, countless intertwined threads connect numbers in time and space. Scattered like stars in the night sky, these numbers represent important dates in history, both collective and personal.

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota says: “The numbers comfort us. We share dates that are important to us, and they help us understand ourselves. " The idea and creation of the "Time Network" took the author more than a year, and the Network itself occupies the entire space of the gallery.

“- Red, black and white are colors that figure prominently in your editing work. What is their significance?
“Red is the color of blood, and there is everything in the blood. In our blood is our nationality, family, religion, but also our connection with other people. Red unites us all. Black is similar to the line in the drawing, but it is also abstract - a cluster of black lines creates a space like the night sky or the universe. In Japan, white symbolizes death and is used at funerals, but for me it is also a new beginning ... "(From an interview with Chiharu Shiota."

Based on site materials Museum of New Zealand.