A Terence Koh Fan

A Terence Koh Fan Man at Terence Koh Performance UCCA Beijing1

A bit late with this, but celebrity artist Terence Koh gave quite a performance the other weekend at UCCA, in 798 (and, more interestingly, adopted a baby named Bei Bei). This rather impressive looking fellow was one of the highlights of the afternoon for me. He was there from several hours before waiting for the performance to start. Though most might find this to be too much, he does innovate on traditional elements quite interestingly.

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Not sure about the double collar, but this rose makes me think that there must be so many things one could do instead of a necktie.

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I believe the city is Shanghai, though he wasn’t sure either.

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Apparently, he did have to buy both pairs.

Of course there was also Terence Koh himself on the scene.

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His performance started about an hour late, but the audience was still there ready to lap it up. He lay prostrate under a pile of salt for so long that much of the crowd dissipated. However, there were still too many people around for me to get an up close look.

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Eventually, seeming a bit like a mummy come to life, he began to rise.

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The mobs parted like the Red Sea.

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Apparently the outfit is by Comme des Garçons.

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After taking us on an exciting walk, filled with reflections on our own role in the whole thing, he disappeared into the sunset, in which there were quite a few migrant laborers.

Photos of Terence Koh by Tang Xuan and Mao Zhenyu, provided courtesy of UCCA.

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