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Tse Su-Mei


February 7 (Sat) to May 10 (Sun), 2009
Closed on Mondays (except May 4, public holiday)

L'echo, 2003
Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York
This is the first solo exhibition in Japan for Tse Su-Mei (born 1973), an up-and-coming artist from Luxemburg.

Since winning the Golden Lion at the 2003 Venice Biennale for her Luxemburg Pavilion, Su-Mei has participated in many solo and group exhibitions around the world. A cellist born to a British pianist mother and a Chinese violinist father, Su-Mei is known for artworks that explore the themes of music, sound, Western and Eastern cultures and identity.

This exhibition includes video installations, sculptures and photographs, each addressing serious themes with a stimulating intellectual humor.




ARTIST PROFILES

Born in Luxemburg in 1973. Currently lives and works in Berlin and Luxemburg.

Selected exhibitions
2008 Some Magical Clangs with Virginie YassefCRAC Alsace, France
2008 H BoxToured in France, Luxemburg and other countries
2007 Duologue with Lee Ming-wayMuseum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
2007 Media Test WallTse Su-MeiMIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, USA
2006 Solo showTim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2006 Proposition de détourPeter Blum gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
2006 Solo showP.S.1 New York, USA
2006 Solo showCasino, Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxemburg
2005 The ICH-ManifestationThe Renaissance Society,Chicago, USA
2003 Air ConditionedLuxemburg pavilion, The 50th Venice Biennale (Golden Lion for the Best National Participation), Italy

Su-Mei has been included in numerous exhibitions in Greece, UK, Sweden, France and other countries.


Das wohltemperierte Klavier (Well-Tempered Clavier), 2001
Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York & Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
SUMY, 2001
Su-Mei Tse & Jean-Lou Majerus
Courtesy the artists & Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Mistelpartition (Mistle Score), 2006
Courtesy Peter Blum Gallery, New York & Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp





EXHIBITION INFORMATION
Venue: Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Dates: Saturday, February 7 to Sunday, May 10, 2009
Closed on Mondays(except May 4, public holiday)
Opening Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no admittance after 5:30 p.m.)
Admission: ¥800 General, ¥600 Advance purchase/Groups of more than20 people
Free Children through junior high school (9th grade), Seniors 65 and older, People with certified disabilities (along with one attendant each)

One-year passes: ¥1,000 High Teen Pass "H.T.P." for youth aged 15-19, ¥2,500 Adult Pass for people aged 20-64

Organized by: Mito Arts Foundation
Supported by: Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of LUXEMBOURG
Grant from: Asahi Beer Arts Foundation, The Asahi Shimbun Foundation
Sponsor: SHISEIDO Co.,Ltd
Cooperations: Asahi Breweries,Ltd., Cargolux Airlines International, SOUM Corporation
Curated by: Toshihiro Asai (Artistic Director, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Curation Assisted by: Mizuki Takahashi (Curator, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)




Artist Talk
Tse Su-Mei talks about her works for the first solo exhibition in Japan.
Simultaneous interpretation into Japanese will also be provided.
Time: Saturday, February 7, 2009 1:00-2:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
Venue: Workshoproom, Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito
Capacity: 80 people (first-come, first-served)
*Fee: Included in the admission fee to the exhibition.
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