TERENCE KOH “BEE CHAPEL”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

"bee chapel" Dimensions variable, beeswax / earth / wood / stone /bees

“bee chapel” Dimensions variable, beeswax / earth / wood / stone /bees

The Beijing-born artist, Terence Koh is holding his solo exhibition “bee chapel” at Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York, until July 29th. After his debut in 2003, his sensational performances has been made a splash including his photos, sculpture and installation.

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This time, he selected an unexpected subject “bee” for his new installation. News of Edlin’s move to a new address inspired Koh to reach out in hopes of bringing the chapel — a human-scale hive of sorts, made of wood and wax, with a door to let in a single viewer at a time — to the city. “You can see them through the mesh and you can smell them and they’re dropping pollen at you. The hive pretty much vibrates as well,” Koh says. “The idea is I want to be able to resonate with the bees at the same time as the bees are resonating with us.” (Quote from “The NewYork Times Style Magazine“)

Terence Koh “bee chapel”
Date: May 21st – July 29th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (From 12:00 on Sunday)
Closed on Monday
Place: Andrew Edlin Gallery
Address: 212 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Tel: +1 (212) 206 9723
http://www.edlingallery.com

Text: Aya Shomura

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