PEOPLE Terence Koh Makes a Grand Return to the Art World With


PEOPLE Terence Koh Makes a Grand Return to the Art World With
Terence Koh Makes a Grand Return to the Art World With New Show
Rain Embuscado, Monday, April 11, 2016
Terence Koh.
Photo: Courtesy of Patrick McMullan.
In 2014, artist Terence Koh, previously known as asianpunkboy, upended his life and moved
to upstate New York. As the art world's resident man about town, Rachel Corbett writing for
Vulture was right at the time to be suspicious of his departure, stating, "We doubt this is the
last we will hear from him." Sure enough, Koh is New York City-bound for a show in May at
Andrew Edlin Gallery.
For an artist who sold a gold-plated mound of his own feces for $500,000, threw parties in
signature, all-white outfits with the likes of Lady Gaga, and crawled around a mountain of salt
for eight hours a day over the course of a month, Koh's debut return in "Bee Chapel" is sure to
seize attention.
Press release for Terence Koh's new exhibition.
Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery.
According to Alanna Martinez at the Observer, "Bee Chapel" will feature an apple tree and new
collages crafted with beeswax. Additional details about the show, however, are nearly
impossible to extract from the press release alone.
As pictured above, the document supplied by the gallery appears more like a Dadaist collage;
it boasts not one but two quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr., an excerpt from the Washington
Post, and a line using his signature "too" style: "We will power the whole show by sunlight
using solar panels attached too outside of the gallery."
The Joseph Cornell-like boxes on view will feature items such as "earth from the catskills,"
"vintage envelopes from ferguson, missouri," "stamps from conflict zone around the world,"
"rock found on the top of a mountain," and "naturally died bees.
Terence Koh, Bee Chapel.
Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery.
Koh's return makes for an intriguing theater—especially considering the venue he chose.
Andrew Edlin Gallery made news last summer for moving to the Lower East Side in a space on
the Bowery, which is a stone's throw away from Koh's legendary former apartment/studio on Canal