May 14, 2015 Leave a comment
A Japanese artist has unveiled an impressive memory-inspired work of art at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.
Chiharu Shiota, who represents the Japan Pavilion, revealed ‘The Key in the Hand’, an exhibition with more than 50,000 unique used keys intertwined over two boats.
Visitors are encouraged to think about the importance of memories and the unknown when walking under the striking maze created by the artistic structure.
The artist said: “keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. 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.”
Take a closer look at Shiota’s work here and tell us if it inspires you.