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Brook Hsu
Brook Hsu: Norwegian Wood

'Norwegian Wood' takes its form and title from the first edition English printing of Haruki Murakami’s 1987 novel. Assembled in three parts, Book I and II, designed as companions to one another, are reflections of themselves that survey a selection of 94 works from 2013 to 2021. The third, a booklet that houses a commissioned essay by Amanda Schmitt, a poem from Alex Jen, and a new text by Hsu.

The three volumes arrive entombed in a stamped slipcase, and are encouraged to be exhumed together, and explored concurrently. 'Norwegian Wood' serves not only as an expansive reference of Hsu’s practice (thus far) as a painter, but as an embodiment of past and future; love and loss, a beginning and an end.

Description: Softcover with stamped slipcase 11 × 9 1/4 inches, landscape 76 pages (each, Book I & II) 28 pages (insert). Edition of 500. First printing, August 2021.
Publication Date: 19.08.21
Publication Price: HKD$450
Essays by: Amanda Schmitt, a poem from Alex Jen, and a new text by Hsu.

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