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Custos Cavum, 2011 Steel, Stainless Steel, Brass, Aluminum, Resin, Cpus, and Motors © Courtesy of the artist & Asia Society Museum
In Focus
Curated by: Miwako Tezuka

725 Park Avenue
at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
September 9th, 2011 - December 31st, 2011
Opening: September 9th, 2011 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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http://www.asiasociety.org
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upper east side
PHONE:  
212-288-6400
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 11-6, Fri 11-9
TAGS:  
sculpture

DESCRIPTION

For his first solo New York museum exhibition, artist U-Ram Choe (b. 1970, Korea) has created a new work inspired by a tenth-century Indian sculpture, Shiva Nataraja, which is part of Asia Society’s Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of traditional Asian art.

Best-known for his meticulously designed kinetic sculptures made of acrylic and stainless steel, Choe animates his sculptures with robotics that he develops and programs.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing “In Focus” series in which contemporary artists create new works inspired by Asia Society’s permanent collection. Choe’s new work will be shown with the Shiva sculpture that is its inspiration.