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Diana Seo Hyung Lee

is a writer and translator based in New York City

TAUBA AUERBACH, “How to Spell the Alphabet”
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language

Tauba Auerbach’s “How to Spell the Alphabet” is an ink and pencil drawing on pale pink paper. It is 30 inches tall and 22 inches wide. Completed in 2005, the drawing is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in the Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language exhibition.

Jesse Chun: SULLAE 술래

Jesse Chun interrogates systems of power, which necessitates an interrogation of language. English, the “common” or “universal” tongue, is often at the forefront of Chun’s practice.

Jesse Chun and Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin: stain begins to absorb the material spilled on

One may feel like an intruder walking into Jesse Chun and Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin’s stain begins to absorb the material spilled on at DOOSAN Gallery. Perhaps this is caused by encountering Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin’s Onggi (as if from a firm esophageal column) (2019) at the entrance, a gathering of Korean glass onggi vases on a bed of soil that have an authoritative aura in their multitude and containment. There is a sense of walking into the midst of a process that does not readily reveal itself.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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