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Architectural Fabric Sculptures by Do Ho Suh

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It’s possible to read many things into Home Within Home, the ethereal installation by Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh, currently on view at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. But duality, and its accompanying tensions, are clearly a central theme for the Korean-American transplant. Duh, whose preferred — Continue reading …




 

 

do-ho-suh-home-within-a-home-at-MMCA-designboom-03It’s possible to read many things into Home Within Home, the ethereal installation by Korean-born sculptor Do Ho Suh, currently on view at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. But duality, and its accompanying tensions, are clearly a central theme for the Korean-American transplant. Duh, whose preferred medium is translucent silk, has replicated, to jaw-dropping scale, two seminal houses from his life: his childhood home in Korea, and the 3-story Providence, Rhode Island townhouse which became his home upon immigrating to the U.S. The installation merges the two houses, with the modestly sized Korean house floating in mid-air, suspended from the ceiling of the mammoth American house which completely encases it. Home Within Home, Duh’s largest sculpture to date, is dreamy and wistful, fleeting and soulful—much like houses and homes, and the lives lived inside them.

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