This catalogue accompanies Shirley Tse: Stakeholders, Hong Kong in Venice, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles–based Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse, co-presented by M+ and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
For the exhibition, Tse created two installations that respond to the site, exploring diverse materials and processes and investigating questions of how individuals coexist, negotiate, and relate to one other in a complex, pluralistic society. The installations—which comprise plastics, wood, studio and sports equipment, and more—develop her career-long interest in the various meanings and possible interpretations of materials and things. Tse’s sculptural practice has evolved from considering plastics as the prime signifier of globalisation through the mechanisms of circulation, standardisation, and industrialisation to examining plastic as an adjective, and the resonance of plasticity, movement, and multiplicity in contemporary society.
Format: Softcover, 260 pages Dimensions: 21 x 29.7 cm Languages: English and Chinese Editors: Christina Li, Shirley Tse Contributors: Evelyn Char, Chris Kraus, Miwon Kwon, Christina Li, Shirley Tse Publisher: MPLUS MUSEUM LIMITED, 2019 ISBN: 9789887813002