A video of the installation process of Shirley Tse’s sculptural artwork ‘Negotiated Differences’ at the M+ Pavilion in Hong Kong.

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Shirley Tse: Stakes and Holders is the response exhibition to Hong Kong’s participation at the 58th Venice Biennale. It is the last exhibition at the M+ Pavilion.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, artist Shirley Tse and guest curator Christina Li were unable to travel to Hong Kong for the installation. The exhibition was installed through extensive dialogue across three different time zones—between the artist in Los Angeles, the guest curator in Amsterdam, and the curatorial and installation team in Hong Kong.

This video documents the three-week installation process of the site-responsive work Negotiated Differences, which relies on close collaboration and negotiation between all of the exhibition’s stakeholders.

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