STATE OF BEING (LE GUÉPARD)
INSTALLATION BY CHIHARU SHIOTA
18 July > 19 October 2014
Chapelle de la Vieille Charité I Marseille
/// Chiharu Shiota will represent Japan at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, showing her installation titled The Key in the hand. ///
In the same vein as Marina Abramovic, Chiharu Shiota places the body at the heart of her sculptural work, weaving huge environments out of black threads that imprison objects. Thus liberated from any useful purpose, they generate new poetic and moving visions.
After selecting 10 costumes from Le Guépard designed by Luisa Spinatelli, Chiharu Shiota has devised an unusual installation for the Ballet National de Marseille and the Vieille Charité that is both monumental and delicate.
“The threads are woven into one
They become entangled.
They come undone.
They are like a mirror of feelings.”
produced by Chiharu Shiota
costumes by Luisa Spinatelli, from the production of Le Guépard created by Roland Petit for the BNM on 18 November 1994 at the Opéra de Marseille.
Curators Cornelia Albrecht & Christine Poullain
co-organised by the Ballet National de Marseille & Museums of Marseille
An exceptional setting for contemporary installations, since its renovation the chapel of the Vieille Charité has welcomed works by renowned international artists the likes of Christian Boltanski (Les anges, Les ombres, 1986), Gabriel Orozco (Oval Billiard Table, 1996) and Javier Perez (La Torre de Sonido, 2001).
Centre de la Vieille Charité
open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm I closed on Mondays
ticket prices € 5 I € 3
tickets include admission to the permanent collections of the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Museum of African, Oceanic and American Indian Art
access Metro line 2 I Station Joliette
tram Sadi-Carnot I République I Dames
bus 35, 49, 55 Joliette I disabled access
Published on 28 June 2014