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Do Ho Suh Recreates His NYC Apartment Using Colorful Sheer Fabric

Our most recent story on the series Home by Do Ho Suh featured a silk art installation which recreated his first apartment building when he came to the U.S., located in Rhode Island. Within it, was a replica of his boyhood home in Korea (view that story here). His latest work for the Contemporary Austin again revisits a home of the artist, this time the interior of his apartment in New York City.

Suh again uses his work to ask us to contemplate issues such as private vs. public space, being removed from one’s cultural identity,  and the way the pieces of our lives fit together. He has again chosen fine, light fabrics not only due to the ease of working with them, but also because of the way they represent the transparent, selective memories we often hold of our homes.

For more information on Suh’s installation, visit the Contemporary Austin, where it will be available for viewing through January 11, 2015.

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Silk Art Installation Recreates Homes of Do Ho Suh

Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s latest creations is grand in both size and imagination. The silk art installation uses the fine fabric to recreate the artist’s homes at a 1:1 scale, one within another. The smaller home is his the traditional Korean residence in which he grew up. It is suspended in the air within in a replica of the first apartment building he lived at in the United States, which was in Providence, Rhode Island and done in a modern architectural style.

A major theme of the silk installation is a commentary on the dramatic spatial change Suh noticed when he came to the United States to study. The significant distance from Seoul made him feel both uncomfortable and unfamiliar with his surroundings. He greatly wished that he could have just folded up his home and brought it with him, as if it were a piece of clothing which could envelop and blanket his skin. View more of Suh’ installation by visiting MMCA.

Source: MMCA via Wallpaper*

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