Chiharu Shiota weaves a web through 18-century English chapel

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Japanese-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota has filled the 18th-century chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with an intricate web of thread for an awe-inspiring exhibition that opens March 30.

The artist is known for her woven installations, such as the 2015 work "The Key in Hand," an elaborate entanglement of red threads that she made to represent Japan at the Venice Biennale.

At Yorkshire Sculpture Park, she's presenting a site-specific work using white thread woven from 2,000 balls of wool and occupying the site's chapel, which dates back to 1744. There, the web of thread emerges from a steel structure that alludes to church bells that are no longer there.

Titled "Beyond Time," the work is part of a recent departure for the artist in its use of white thread rather than red and black. Another white-thread installation, called "Memory of the Ocean," was displayed early last year at the Paris department store Le Bon Marché.

Shiota's "Beyond Time" will be on view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from March 30 to September 2. It joins a number of major exhibitions thee that are running over from 2017, the venue's 40th anniversary year, including an assembly of 80 two-meter-tall statues by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové and Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads," a group of 12 bronze animal heads that have toured the world since 2011.

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