Tauba Auerbachs 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 interrogates systems of power, which necessitates an interrogation of language. English, the common or universal tongue, is often at the forefront of Chuns practice.
One may feel like an intruder walking into Jesse Chun and Tiffany Jaeyeon Shins stain begins to absorb the material spilled on at DOOSAN Gallery. Perhaps this is caused by encountering Tiffany Jaeyeon Shins 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.