Do Ho Suh's floating fabric structures explore the concept of "home" and the relationship between the nomadic artist and his temporary living quarters. The South Korean sculptor recreates his former residences -- crammed studios, traditional family units, Manhattan pre-war apartment buildings -- in diaphanous silk or polyester, which he suspends over a metal framework, giving these solid structures a tenuous, transitory quality. Read more!
Seoul Home / Seoul Home (2012); silk, metal armature
The South Korean Suh first received art-world attention with "Seoul Home/Seoul Home," in which he replicated his childhood home, a traditional hanok in the Seongbuk-dong neighborhood, in gossamer jade-colored Chinese silk. Since then, the nomadic artist has paid homage to his young-adult apartments in New York City and Berlin.
Staircase (2012); polyester fabric
This summer the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul featured Suh's floating fabric structures in "Home within Home." And he is the subject of another exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, “Perfect Home,” which runs from November 23 to March 17, 2013.
North Wall (2005); polyester fabric, metal armature
Blueprint (2010-2012); polyester fabric, metal armature
348 West 22ndStreet, New York, NY 10011, USA–Apt. A, Corridor and Staircase (2012); polyester fabric, metal armature
Images: via the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
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