Terence Koh’s Anus Has Seen Better Days

by Art Fag City on December 6, 2007 · 10 comments Events

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Peres Projects installation view, photograph AFC

Admittedly some of the photographs in the Kirstine Roepstorff, Terence Koh collaboration at Peres Projects Art Basel aren’t bad, but so much of this work is over done it’s hard to know what’s good. For example, how many self portrait anal bone probings do we need to see by Koh? Is it necessary to feature all of those black skulls drenched in drippy enamel? At what point does an artist say, okay, I’ve got enough sparkling black blood on this photographed ass? Many of us would have been happier had this point been hit a lot sooner.

Neuger Riemschneider
neugerriemschneider, installation view, photograph AFC

In other Basel low points, neugerriemschneider‘s mirrored floor, hanging wire sculptures and chandeliered overhead, stood out as a booth to avoid. Collectors it would seem, inexplicably love tackiness though; I wasn’t able to get within five feet of a single employee. That said, asking the gallerists questions wasn’t exactly my top priority.

{ 10 comments }

martin December 6, 2007 at 5:00 pm

thanks for all this.

please keep an eye out for christoph buchel… i’m curious what he might be showing.

martin December 6, 2007 at 12:00 pm

thanks for all this.

please keep an eye out for christoph buchel… i’m curious what he might be showing.

Art Fag City December 8, 2007 at 5:28 am

will do. Haven’t seen anything yet.

Art Fag City December 8, 2007 at 12:28 am

will do. Haven’t seen anything yet.

martin December 10, 2007 at 12:10 am

i found some references. he’s got installations at hauser + wirth and maccarone, both about the mass moca thing. i made a little post.

ps – thanks for the premo feature, in the middle of the miami posts!

martin December 10, 2007 at 12:10 am

i found some references. he’s got installations at hauser + wirth and maccarone, both about the mass moca thing. i made a little post.

ps – thanks for the premo feature, in the middle of the miami posts!

martin December 9, 2007 at 7:10 pm

i found some references. he’s got installations at hauser + wirth and maccarone, both about the mass moca thing. i made a little post.

ps – thanks for the premo feature, in the middle of the miami posts!

AA Bronson December 13, 2007 at 10:42 am

I have to admit, I liked Terence’s photos. I always thought that artists like Dieter Rot, who just let art pour out of them, without self-reflection, are the real deal. They may not edit very well, and the marketplace thrives on editing, but who cares? Terence is similarly unique, I think, in his ability to just let the art flow… and to do that you ultimately have to not give a shit about the marketplace, which—contrary to appearances—describes Terence well: another quality I favor.

AA Bronson December 13, 2007 at 10:42 am

I have to admit, I liked Terence’s photos. I always thought that artists like Dieter Rot, who just let art pour out of them, without self-reflection, are the real deal. They may not edit very well, and the marketplace thrives on editing, but who cares? Terence is similarly unique, I think, in his ability to just let the art flow… and to do that you ultimately have to not give a shit about the marketplace, which—contrary to appearances—describes Terence well: another quality I favor.

AA Bronson December 13, 2007 at 5:42 am

I have to admit, I liked Terence’s photos. I always thought that artists like Dieter Rot, who just let art pour out of them, without self-reflection, are the real deal. They may not edit very well, and the marketplace thrives on editing, but who cares? Terence is similarly unique, I think, in his ability to just let the art flow… and to do that you ultimately have to not give a shit about the marketplace, which—contrary to appearances—describes Terence well: another quality I favor.

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