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From white dust to blank page, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha ain't your Yoko Ono
"Pomegranate Offering" (1975)
Photo by Benjamin Blackwell

Perhaps then the reality of her murder in the SoHo district's Puck Building might not be such a slap in the face.

Tethered by her untimely death, the caliber of Cha's contribution to the art world remains a puzzle. Yet the aesthetic pulse of the day orders one to ignore the conceptual fray. Cha is a thoroughly detail-oriented literary and visual artist. Her methodical work doesn't entertain or dazzle. It is open-ended in a way that requires its audience to supply part of the vision.


Through Dec. 20, $5–$8 (free for UC students and children)

Berkeley Art Museum

2626 Bancroft, Berk.

(510) 642-0808

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