Name Amon First

Do Ho Suh. Photo : Marc Domage

Hub, London Apartment, 2015

Polyester fabric, stainless steel
212 x 353 x 374 cm
Presented by Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong & Victoria Miro, London
Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

The artist lives and works in New York, Seoul, and London.

Inspired by his peripatetic existence – leaving his native South Korea to live and study in the United States – Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul) has long ruminated on the idea of home, the boundaries of identity, and the connection between the individual and group across global cultures.

Replicating the architecture of his dwelling places, Suh’s translucent fabric structures give form to ideas about migration, transience, and shifting identities. These ideas are further conveyed in his Hub series, where transitory, connecting spaces speak metaphorically about movement between cultures and the blurring of public and private, as well as reflect on the passage of the artist’s own life and the experience of a person who has developed roots in multiple countries. A point of intersection between rooms of his London residence, Hub, London Apartment, 2015 was first exhibited in the artist’s solo museum exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH in 2016.

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