Many Little Things: Chika OHGI
Professor Chika OHGI is Professor of Textiles at Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan. She is also a renowned and award winning Japanese textile artist, who uses traditional and non-traditional Japanese papermaking techniques with silk threads to construct three-dimensional artworks and installations. OHGI was born in Osaka and graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts with a PhD in Fine Arts (Sculpture). She has participated in numerous high profile textile exhibitions, both nationally and internationally including The 5th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial, Latvia, 13th International Tapestry Triennial, Lodz, Poland, 5th International Textile Triennial Exhibition, Tournai, Belgium, and The 15th International Lausanne Biennial, Switzerland. The project for OHGI's residency involves using the TAEM gallery as a studio and an installation space to construct a mixed-media installation entitled Many Little Things. I am looking at the interface between the space and the objects. I consider the space as important as my objects. This is why I am interested in the edges of objects. Each object has a very subtle boundary between the space and itself. So the objects integrate themselves into the space. I keep making, not knowing the consequence of my actions. The answer for my questing will only be revealed when it is installed in a space. My installations are gradually revealed to the spectators by the passage of time. Chika OHGI
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