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Untitled (Vitrines)

Terence Koh

Contemporary Art

On View: Northeast Gallery
Sol LeWitt, active from the 1960s, was a pioneer of Minimalism and Conceptual art. He often worked with simple geometric forms—particularly the cube—straight lines, and ninety-degree angles. Hanging Structure’s suspended three-dimensional grid, composed of identical, monochromatic units, is emblematic of this interest.

In contrast, Terence Koh, inspired by queer, punk, and DIY cultures, belongs to a 1990s generation whose work is more personally inflected. Embracing decay and ephemerality, Untitled (Vitrines) displays whitewashed objects collected from friends, lovers, Koh’s childhood, and flea markets, acting almost as a shrine preserving relics from his life. The sculpture departs significantly from LeWitt’s strict vision yet engages with the legacies of Minimalism and Conceptual art, exploring the possibilities of the grid and the monochrome and extending those formal considerations into the personal realm.
MEDIUM Mixed media
DATES 2006
DIMENSIONS variable
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Northeast Gallery
ACCESSION NUMBER 2008.34
CREDIT LINE Gift of Peres Projects, Inc.
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CAPTION Terence Koh (born China, 1977). Untitled (Vitrines), 2006. Mixed media, variable. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Peres Projects, Inc., 2008.34. © artist or artist's estate
IMAGE installation, CUR.2008.34_Courtesy_Peres_Projects_Berlin_Los_Angeles_001.jpg. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin Los Angeles. © Lutz Bertram, Berlin, 2008
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 33 glass cases with objects of various media, including porcelain, wood, metal, bone, plastic, bronze, plaster, and paint. Dimensions vary with installation.
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Untitled (Vitrines)

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