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Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice

May 11 – Nov 24, 2019 Campo della TanaCastello 212630122 VeniceItaly The exhibition Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice is Hong Kong’s Collateral Event at the 58th Venice Biennale. It is organised by M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, and curated by Christina Li with Doryun Chong, Deputy Director, Curatorial, and Chief Curator, M+. Over the past two decades, the Los Angeles–based Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse has used sculpture to consider how plastic operates as a signifier of globalisation, in terms of the material’s circulation, standardisation, and industrialisation. More recently, she has looked at plastic as an adjective, exploring its resonance, movement, and multiplicity in the contemporary period. The exhibition in Venice presents a new body of site-responsive work that furthers Tse’s investigation into plasticity as a means to understand the world. Two sculptural installations—titled Negotiated Differences and Playcourt—embrace multidimensional thinking and mediate contrasting materials and processes to shed light on connections among subjectivities in pluralistic societies. The works explore horizontality and verticality, highlighting the unique spatial qualities of the exhibition site, …