Installation view of John Duff Sculpture, 2016.

Tal Hwa Goh: Indeterminate Order

Contemporary art by Asian artists in New York occupies an often marginal position in relation to the mainstream. In the ’90s and early aughts, Chinese art captured the attention of the New York art world, but its moment is now over. Korean contemporary art, on the other hand, has never had a similar success. There are major artists from Korea here–Do Ho Suh and Kimsooja, among them–but they do not figure as prominently as they should (Kimsooja shows mostly outside New York), and those at the emerging level seldom show their work outside small, special-interest galleries or nonprofit spaces in the suburbs. (The Tina Kim Gallery in Chelsea is one of the few major spaces in the city devoted to Korean art.) Tai Hwa Goh, who recently completed a residency at the New Jersey space of New Yorkand Seoul-based Art Mora (her work was on view there through September 30), fits this general description, but she has built a broader reputation with solo shows at Wave Hill, William Paterson University, and Gallery Aferro (in Newark). Her sculptural installations, such as Overflow (Wave Hill, 2016), deserve serious consideration. …see the entire article in the print version of October’s Sculpture magazine.

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