AO on site: Terence Koh performs ‘nothingtoodooterencekoh’ at Mary Boone Gallery, 24th Street, Chelsea, February 12th, 2011

February 13th, 2011

Terence Koh, nothingtoodooterencekoh (2011) All photos by Art Observed unless otherwise noted.

Chinese-Canadian artist and Lower East side fixture Terence Koh opened his first solo show nothingtoodooterencekoh in New York (February 12th through March 19th 2011) at Mary Boone Gallery with a serene performance in which he circumnavigated a perfectly conical pile of crystalline salt rocks. Moving excruciatingly slowly and delicately, Koh made several rounds as onlookers such as Vito Schnabel observed in almost complete silence.

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Koh is well known for various collaborations in a wide range of mediums. The minimal display he put on last night was a change in direction, opting for a simpler message of peace and tranquility as opposed to his usual dark fare. The silence and openness of the exhibition also offered a welcome solace and contrast to the frenetic bustling of the fashion week activities occurring nearby.

The hand-written press release offered sparse lettering in a similar note of nonchalance, seemingly in congruence with the greater concern of the spectacle.

nothingtoodooterencekoh Press release via

-L. Streeter

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