This exhibition surveys recent work by internationally-renowned artist Do Ho Suh (Seoul, 1962). Suh creates architecturally scaled, fabric installations informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived, including his childhood home (a traditional hanok-style Korean house), a house in Rhode Island where he lived as a student, and his apartment in New York. Suh weaves translucent structures made of monochrome polyester, at once architectural, and ephemeral, inviting viewers to wander through their dreamlike interior passageways (often complete with details such as light switches and door handles). In addition to these large scale installations, this exhibition presents Suh’s Specimen Series, fabric replicas of radiators, ovens, refrigerators and bathtubs, rendering these common household appliances luminous and transparent. MOCA Cleveland will also present works from Suh’s Rubbing/Loving Project, large scale rubbings in which the interior textures and details of the artist’s New York apartment are directly transferred onto paper. Suh is particularly influenced by his move from South Korea to the United States in 1991. His works highlight the porous boundary between public and private space as well as notions of global identity, space, nomadism, memory, displacement, and the meaning of home.
Do Ho Suh Until January 10, 2016 Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland 11400 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland (Ohio) www.mocacleveland.org