do ho suh: home within home at leeum samsung museum of art
do ho suh: home within home at leeum samsung museum of art do ho suh: home within home at leeum samsung museum of art
apr 04, 2012

do ho suh: home within home at leeum samsung museum of art

‘seoul home / seoul home’ from ‘home within home’, do ho suh, 2012 silk, metal armature all images courtesy leeum, samsung museum of art and the artist


do ho suh: home within home leeum samsung museum of art, seoul, south korea open now until june 3rd, 2012



‘home within home’ is a solo representation of do ho suh’s work showcasing the korean artist’s newest sculptural pieces. the special exhibition gallery of leeum samsung museum of art has been decorated with suh’s thread-and-sheer-fabric-drawn representations of his nomadic existence living in major urban centers such as seoul, new york and berlin. in ‘home within home’, the artist investigates the idea of truly inhabiting a place, developing the concept of ‘home’ as skeletal representations throughout the museum, actualizing this concept as both a boundary and passageway in the gallery space. each piece exists as an entirely separate experience, influenced by the light and surrounding architecture; the orientation of the suspended works in comparison to one another also reveals a greater complexity to the artist’s examination of ‘the home’ through this assemblage of bright floating structures.



detailed view of one of the suspended sculptures



alternate view of ‘home within home’



‘north wall’, 2005 polyester fabric, metal armature



‘wielandstr. 18, 12159 berlin, germany–3 corridors’, 2011 polyester fabric, metal armature



‘reflection’, 2005-2011 polyester fabric, metal armature



a portrait of the artist, do ho suh



‘home within home – 1/11th scale– prototype’, 2009 stereolithography



‘blueprint (leeum version)’, 2010-2012 polyester fabric, metal armature



‘348 west 22nd street, new york, NY 10011, USA–apt. a, corridor and staircase’, 2012 polyester fabric, metal armature



alternate perspective of the exhibition space



a detailed view of the bathroom in ‘348 west 22nd street, new york, NY 10011, USA–apt. a, corridor and staircase’



‘gate (leeum version)’, 2011-2012 polyester fabric, metal armature, video projection


    songsoo says:
  • Empty spaces
    sheer voids
    outlines where no person can tread
    that what memories are
    that what we are

    Paedra says:

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