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Inhwan Oh

In Limbo

by tammy ko robinson

One of South Korea's foremost conceptual artists explores the transience of friendship, community participation and anonymous encounters

INHWAN OH, Meeting Time, 1999– , from a series of print on paper. All images in this article are courtesy the artist

Inhwan Oh investigates the ways that human beings understand themselves through their interactions, both spoken and unspoken, with other people. From a series of personal ads that he placed in New York’s Village Voice newspaper to an ongoing search for Koreans with the 20 most common names, Oh’s

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