Do Ho Suh’s Fabric Residences

Welcome To The Cloth House: Do Ho Suh’s Fabric Residences

Do Ho Suh’s floating fabric structures explore the concept of “home” and the relationship between the nomadic artist and his temporary living quarters. The South Korean sculptor recreates his former residences — crammed studios, traditional family units, Manhattan pre-war apartment buildings — in diaphanous silk or polyester, which he suspends over a metal framework, giving these solid structures a tenuous, transitory quality. Read more!
The South Korean Suh first received art-world attention with “Seoul Home/Seoul Home,” in which he replicated his childhood home, a traditional hanok in the Seongbuk-dong neighborhood, in gossamer jade-colored Chinese silk. Since then, the nomadic artist has paid homage to his young-adult apartments in New York City and Berlin.

By Raquel Laneri
Images: via the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

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