Art is a word so short, yet it stands for something so grand. How grand? If we knew, it wouldn’t be considered art. If you set limits to art, you set stereotypes; and if you set stereotypes, it stops being art. Art has no origin, no gender, no ethnicity. Art is born every second, evolves, grows, and travels! Just like the flow of human life.
Let’s talk about travelling. We will talk about the trip of Japanese artist, Chiharu Shiota, who travelled to the—for her—far-away Paphos. Along with her travelled her art, all the way to Cyprus, in order to display one of her works in the European Capital of Culture 2017, Paphos. Her work is titled “A Walk Through the Line” and belongs in the family of installations. Chiharu Shiota used red strings which symbolise the connections between humans on a timeline.
On its path, each red line can be cut, get tangled, or get entwined with another one, just like the human relations. The viewer is called to walk in the space and intertwine themselves mentally with these strings, to think and ponder through these lines. The work takes place in a cave in Paphos and is waiting for you until the end of the year to admire.