Su-Mei Tse, Gaëlle, 2015-17. Courtesy the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong.
Su-Mei Tse, Elegy, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 20 March–13 May.
As the title implies, Su-Mei Tse's latest exhibition has strong literary underpinnings. An elegy, a Greek metrical form used to commemorate the departed, is usually styled to mirror the three stages of loss: grief, admiration and solace. From Gaëlle (2015-17), a photograph of a trace of an armthat of a friend? A past lover?–to The Pond (2015), where a mulch of water lillies hangs ominously in murky water, the exhibition ruminates on loss, lapses of time, and how our experience of the latter could be shaped by the former.
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