Terence Koh's latest show is entitled "yes pleased" (in lowercase, of course.) Predictably, the exhibition lacked a press release in the days leading up to the show, offering instead a …
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Born in 1980 in Bejing, Terence Koh employs a wide variety of materials in his works - simultaneously: a crystal chandelier, lollipops, vegetables, hair of every conceivable origin, perfectly intact and deliberately destroyed glass, gold, extremely valuable china, the plastic of consumer items and kitsch, a hawser found after midnight, urine, blood, toys and much more.
Terence Koh, who now works in New York, Berlin, Beijing, and occasionally Toronto where he was raised, creates with his installations, objects, murals, but also in his performances, suggestive spaces in which recollection and fantasy are mixed with art history and sub-cultural extreme cultures (predominantly of the sexual, polymorph perverted type), in which contemporary trivial culture is united with fetish cultures and a use of rituals and practices that is historically and geographically taken from all cult cultures to create a cosmos that is both disrespectful and imbued with new mythology.