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ARTISTS
Teramachi, Nomachi, Izumi area

Do Ho SUH

My Home/s, 2015–2018, © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

My Home/s, 2015–2018, © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the artist, Lehmann Maupin New York, Hong Kong and Seoul

Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hong Kong and Seoul
Courtesy of the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York/Hong Kong and Seoul

Born in 1962 in Seoul, Korea, he lives and works in London, New York, and Seoul. He works across various media, creating drawings, film, and sculptural works that confront questions of home, physical space, displacement, memory, individuality, and collectivity. He is best known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct to scale his former homes in Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London and New York. He is interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical forms, and examines how the body relates to, inhabits, and interacts with that space. He is particularly interested in domestic space and the way the concept of home can be articulated through architecture that has a specific location, form, and history. For Suh, the spaces we inhabit also contain psychological energy, and in his work he makes visible those markers of memories, personal experiences, and a sense of security, regardless of geographic location.

Access

Venue: Tea House in Nishi Chaya, 2-25-19 Nomachi

  • Access: HOKUTETSU Local-line Bus: Take a bus from Korinbo (ATRIO mae) → Get off at Hirokoji (6 min. ride). Walk in 5 min.
  • Bus number: 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 53, 55.