"STILLE DISCO" Su-Mei Tse Solo Exhibition

"STILLE DISCO" Su-Mei Tse Solo Exhibition

Exhibition Period
09 Oct 2010 - 07 Nov 2010
ESLITE GALLERY∣5F, No. 11, Songgao Rd., Taipei 11073, Taiwan
Opening Hours
09 Oct 2010

The exhibition provides the audience a moment of introspection, for the audience to slow down and return to their distant memories. From this introspection of oneself, life, past memories, hopefully something new will emerge.

        Entering the main exhibition space, the audience first encounters Chambre Sourde (2003-2010), a work initially conceived for one of the spaces in the Luxembourg Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Straightaway, this installation made out of cuneiform and absorbing yellow elements of foam, invites us to a change of sound in a radically different physical environment. Like suspension points or a parenthesis, this space offers the visitor, cut off from the outside world, a moment of silence and introspection. Before talking about sound or music, Su-Mei Tse immerses us into silence.

Tse’s current works continue to deal with notions of time, rhythm and breath with a certain sense of introspection, but tending to the theme of memories. Silent memories, where indistinct pictures appear for a moment on the surface of consciousness only to disappear again into haziness, as for example in the video projection Floating Memories.

Other works, as Trees and Roots, a series of photographs or Stille Disco, an installation of stone sculptures, are shown as "still life" seeming frozen in time and lifeless, condemned to the past. The expression Still Life and the interest in its nuances of translation into other languages, as for example in German "Still Leben" (Silent Life), or "Nature Morte" (Dead Nature) in French, inspired her for these works.

The exhibition “STILLE DISCO,” should be a silent and intimate party; a strong feeling (hopefully) inside each of us, bringing our personal memories to the surface where they can breathe for a moment of time....

        Born in 1973, Su-Mei Tse is an awarding winner artist from Luxemburg. She had taken away the Golden Lion Award at the age of thirty in the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and recently (2009) was also given the International Prize for Contemporary Art by The Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Now she lives and works in Luxemburg and Berlin.            


Note: The exhibition is realized in collaboration between Su-Mei Tse and her partner Jean-Lou Majerus. Many of the works take shape through a narrow dialogue between them.

Su-Mei TSE

1973        Born in Luxembourg

Lives and works between Luxembourg and Berlin, Germany
2012        "The Source", Project One, ESLITE Bookstore, Hong Kong, China
2011        "Distant Voices", Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland
               "Lapses of Time", AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
               "Implicit Sound ESPAI 13/ FUNDACIÓ MIRÓ", Barcelona, Spain

2010        "STILLE DISCO", ESLITE GALLERY, Taipei, Taiwan
               "New Sense of Order", Su-Mei Tse & Yves Netzhammer, Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
2009        "Words and Memories", Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
               "VARIATIONEN", Galerie Serge Le Borgne, Paris, France
               Prix International d' Art Contemporain Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
               "Floating Memories", Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
               "Su-Mei Tse", Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan
2008        "Some Magical Clangs", Su-Mei Tse & Virginie Yassef, CRAC, Alsace, France
               "Bird Cage", Su-Mei Tse & Jean-Lou Majerus, Public Art Project, Luxembourg
               "East Wind", Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle, USA
               "1000 words for snow", Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
2007        "DUOLOGUE", Su-Mei Tse & Lee Mingwei, 2 Solo Exhibitions, MOCA, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Media Test Wall: Su-Mei Tse", MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
               "Su-Mei Tse", AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
2006        "Su-Mei Tse", Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
               "Proposition de detour", Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
               "The ICH-Manifestation", Noctour by Contour Video Festival, Mechelen, Belgium;

               P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, USA; Albion Gallery, London, UK
               "su-mei tse…", Casino, Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
2005        "Su-Mei Tse Video Works", Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis, USA 
               "The ICH-Manifestation", The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA 
               "Su-Mei Tse SOLO", Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
2004        "Recent Works", Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA; Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
               "The First of Moderna Su-Mei Tse", Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
               "JETZT", AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
2003        "Air conditioned", Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia

               (Luxembourg Pavilion), Venice, Italy
2002        "Rien à voir", projection vidéo, Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France


2010        "The Record", curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Nasher Museum of Art Duke University,

               Durham, USA                          

               "Lebenszeichen", curated by Peter Fischer & Brigitt Buergi, Kunstmuseum Luzern,

               "BRAVE NEW WORLD", from the perspective of MUDAM Collection, MUDAM, Luxembourg
               "CUE: Artists' Videos", Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2009        ARTLV_09 - The Tel Aviv Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel 
               "Far and Near: Nature in Contemporary Art", Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
               Contemporary Art Collection, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
               "Reflection: The World Through Art", Dojima River Biennale, Osaka, Japan
               "Tenants at ReMap2", parallel project to the 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece
               "Invasion of Sound", Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
               Biennale Cuvée, World Selection of Contemporary Art, OK Center for Contemporary Art,

               Linz, Austria
2008        "Images in the night", pour le 10e anniversaire Le Fresnoy, Grand Palais, Paris, France
               "Time Square", Beaumontpublic, Luxembourg
               "WONDER", Singapore Biennale 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo, Singapore
               L' Art en Europe, Pommery Expérience #5, Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
2007        ReMap KM, parallel project to the 1st Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece
               "Kunstpreis Robert Schumann - Best of", Trier, Germany
               "Lieux Communs", Instants Chavirés, Montreuil (Paris), France
               "Merveilleux", Château de Malbrouk, Manderen, France
               "Une Collection Pour Une Région, Chemins de Traversés GR FRAC Lorraine: 550 km",

               Musée de la Lutherie et de L' Archèterie Française, Mircourt, France
               "A L' Horizon de Shangri-La", FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
               "SAMLING´07", Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark 
               "Body as Spectacle", Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia 
               "in midair_soundworks", Hong Kong, China
               "Listening Awry", curated by Jim Drobnick, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
2006        "Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art", Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
               "Dans les Alpes-Panorama", Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
               "Tell me/ Raconte-moi", Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg 
               "Women of Europe", Saint Tropez, France 
               Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennal 2006, Niigata, Japan
2005        "i-Dentity", an exhibition celebrating 25 years of i-D magazine, London, UK
               "Art Unlimited", Art 36 Basel, Basel, Switzerland
               "Tell me/ Raconte-moi", Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Québec, Canada 
               "Variations Xanadu", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
               "Dis_appearance", Fri-Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
               "AURAL CULTURES", Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada
               "Radiodays", Foundation De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland
               "Nouvelles Vagues", collections du Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Georges Pompidou,

               Paris, France; Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, China
               "Irreducible", CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA
2004        "18e Rencontres Parallèles", Festival, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse -Normandie,

               Herouville St. Clair, France
               26th Biennale de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil
               "Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art – 18 Solo Exhibitions", Kinmen, Taiwan
               "InVisible Silence", David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA
               "Fiction Love", Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan 
               "Emotion 1", Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
2003        "Montagna arte scienza mito", MART, Rovereto, Italy
               "Affinités sélectives – Wahlverwandtschaften", Metz, France
               "Réalités_Collections sans frontières II", Galerie Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
               "Scale 1:1", Beaumontpublic + Koenigbloc, Luxembourg
               "Mursollaici", Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris, France
CNAP – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Centre Pompidou – Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
FRAC – Lorraine, Metz, France
MART – Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden 
MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
MHVL – Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Museet for Samtidskunst, Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
NMNM – Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
UBS Art Collection, UBS (Luxembourg) S.A., Luxembourg
YAGEO Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
Yeh Rong Jai Culture & Art Foundation, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2009        Prix International d’Art Contemporain, Fondation Prince Pierre, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2008        Short residency at MIT List Visual Arts Center and visit of the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, USA
2007        Artist residency, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, USA
               Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
2006        SR-Medienkunstpreis, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany
               International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
2005        Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg (grant and artist residency in New York in 2006)
               Artist residency and lecture, Acadia Summer Art Program, Bar Harbor, USA
2003        Golden Lion for the Best National Participation, 50. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte,

               Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
2001        Prix d' art Robert Schuman, Prix Interrégional Saar-Lor-Lux, Luxembourg


Su-Mei Tse: Stille Disco

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  • Size14.2x26 cm
  • Publication Date2010/10
  • ISBN9789868631526
Su-Mei Tse: Stille Disco

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