Mein Tod Mein Tod Terence Koh

Press release

Peres Projects is very pleased to present the first German solo exhibition of Terence Koh entitled Mein Tod, Mein Tod. Koh will present one new sculpture with a ceremony.


Terence Koh's work (sculptures, installations, performances, and artist books) address the beauty and sublime transcendence of emptiness, the intertwining of all realms of life and death, and the constellations of dark matter that create the isolate worlds in which we live.


For his Berlin debut, Koh will present a single sculpture, in the form of a life sized white marble tombstone, made entirely as an edible cake. The sculpture is presented beneath a large hole in the ceiling, leaving the "tombstone" exposed to natural elements. At exactly 9 pm, on September 29th, Koh will present a funerary ritual with 2 priests and a group of choir boys, all dressed and/or covered in white paint, singing to the tombstone that marks the life and death of Terence Koh. A celebratory banquet consisting of 7 courses of funereal food, all white in color, will terminate the ritual. The ceremony ends "when we die."


Terence Koh (b. China, lives/works in Toronto, New York, Okinawa, and Los Angeles) received his Bachelors degree from Emily Carr University, Vancouver. Solo exhibitions include: "Gone, Yet Still," Wiener Secession, Vienna (with monograph); The Voyage of Lady Midnight Snowdrops Through Double Star Death (with DVD), Do Not Doubt the Dangerousness of My Butterfly Song, Koh & 50 Most Beautiful Boy (with catalog) and The Whole Family (with catalog), all at Peres Projects, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include: 2004 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; "The Temple of Golden Piss," Extra City, Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium; Phiiliip: Divivded by Lightning, Deitch Projects, New York; "No Ordinary Sanctity," curated by Shamim Momin, Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, Austria; "The Black Album," Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK; and "Log Cabin," curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artist Space, New York. Koh's work has been reviewed in numerous publications including ArtForum, Frieze, The New York Times, The LA Times, artUS, I-D and many others.


Mein Tod Mein Tod by Terence Koh will be on view at Peres Projects Berlin (Schlesische Str. 26, Berlin - Kreuzberg) through November 5, 2005. 

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