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U-Ram Choe: In Focus

U-Ram Choe. Custos Cavum, 2011. Steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, resin, CPUs, and motors. Courtesy of the artist.

U-Ram Choe. Custos Cavum, 2011. Steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, resin, CPUs, and motors. Courtesy of the artist.

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.

The exhibition is curated by Miwako Tezuka, Asia Society Museum.