by Ann Binlot
The Taiwanese photographer’s daring images are on display at Art Basel in Hong Kong through March 31.
There’s a moment at the infancy of your life—usually the first time you look in the mirror—when you realize that you can be viewed outside yourself. French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist Jacques Lacan coined it The Mirror Stage. Taiwanese photographer Su Misu uses this idea in her practice, which investigates ideas within gender, BDSM, and the LGBTQ community. Her work dismisses the stereotype that Asians are conservative, polite, and submissive, and instead portrays them as powerful, sexually charged beings…
Image courtesy of Su Misu/Chi-Wen Gallery