Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale

An elaborate maze of vivacious red web enfolds the visitors of the Japan pavilion at 2015 Venice art Biennale into “the key in hand “art installation by the Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 02The contemporary artiste turned the roof into a complex and intricate labyrinth of materials, forming a curtain of 50.000 keys for which viewers to traverse beneath.Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 05The concpte behind this installation is to explore the perception of memory, using tens of thousands of keys collected from people across the globe in its realization. ‘Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. they also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds’ shiota explains.
Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 07Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 08“With these thoughts in mind, in this new installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. as I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. these overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other’s feelings.”Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 06Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 09Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 13Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 03Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale  Chiharu Shiota Red Maze Art Instalation at 2015 Venice Art Biennale chiharu shiota the key in the hand venice art biennale designboom 01

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