Art Basel Hong Kong 2019 March29-31 | Insights | Booth 3C43
Empty Gallery is pleased to present a selection of historical works by Tishan Hsu spanning the mid-1980s to the early 1990s – many of which have not been publicly exhibited for over two decades. Hsu moved to New York in 1979 and showed regularly with renowned gallerist Pat Hearn throughout the 1980s. Although Hsu’s work was collected and exhibited widely during this decade, his departure from the art world at the beginning of the 1990s, along with the iconoclastic nature of his practice, has caused his work to be critically neglected. His work now appears almost prophetic in its attempt to address then-emergent issues – such as the mediation of embodied consciousness by technological devices – which we are now enmeshed in on a societal level. This presentation runs concurrently with a solo exhibition of new works at Empty Gallery.