News : Do Ho Suh's fabric sculptures of his Manhattan apartment

Hong Kong 

For his current exhibition in Hong Kong, Korean artist Do Ho Suh explores the idea of home and memories of personal space by reproducing, in actual scale, objects from his former New York City apartment. The translucent sculptures include full size replicas of his radiator, medicine cabinet, bathtub, refrigerator, stove and toilet .

The exhibition is on view at Lehmann Maupin gallery until 25 January 2014 and coincides with the opening of Suh’s installation 'Home within Home' at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in his native Seoul.

The artist's full scale “homes” of semi-transparent cloth, including the traditional Korean house (hanok) of his childhood and his apartment in New York, explore the fundamental themes of home, family, and tradition.

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, Korea) currently lives and works in London, New York, and Seoul. Suh originally studied oriental painting in Seoul National University before moving to the United States in his 20s to study painting and sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. 

Suh was named WSJ. Magazine's 2013 Innovator of the Year in Art. His recent solo exhibitions include Home within Home within Home within Home within Home, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2013); Do Ho Suh: Perfect Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012-2013); In Between, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan (2012); Fallen Star, Stuart Collection, University of San Diego, California (2012); and Home within Home, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012). 


Do Ho Suh talks about his Staircase III installed at the Tate Modern, 2011.