Chiharu Shiota inaugurates the new rooms of Daniel Templon Gallery in Brussels

Daniel Templon Gallery in Paris - opening soon in Brussels

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota inaugurates the new rooms of Daniel Templon Gallery in Brussels (on the picture: In Silence, 2013, Art Basel Unlimited 2013) Courtesy Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris. Foto Dirk Wetzel

Created 47 years ago, the Daniel Templon Gallery, which has staged some 400 exhibitions in Paris, will be opening its new premises in Rue Veydt, Brussels, in September 2013.

Galerie Daniel Templon has built up an international reputation and become one of the lead players on the contemporary art scene. The 220 m² of this new hive of artistic activity will be hosting artists already represented by the Paris gallery. Here, art lovers in Brussels will be sure to find works by Jim Dine, Jan Fabre, Gérard Garouste, Philippe Cognée, Jonathan Meese and representatives of the art scene in China (Yue Minjun, Mao Yan, He An) and India (Atul Dodiya, Jitish Kallat, Sudarshan Shetty).

 To start with, the opening will feature an on-site installation by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (who was born in 1972, and lives and works in Berlin). In France, the artist created a sensation in 2012 with an impressive exhibition entitled "Labyrinth of Memory" at La Sucrière in Lyon.

Her installation, taking up 1,700 m², was an amazing achievement that immersed visitors in a dense network of black thread (6,000 balls of acrylic) imprisoning several white dresses hanging in the space. The young Chiharu Shiota has no auction market yet but her works are in increasing demand, and regularly feature in the major contemporary art fairs of Basel, Paris, Singapore, New York and Hong Kong.