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This South-Korean artist is getting his first solo show

Verantwortlicher Autor: Paola Testoni Wassenaar, 19.05.2019, 14:42 Uhr
Presse-Ressort von: Paola Testoni de Beaufort Bericht 8318x gelesen
Do Ho Suh, Installation view museum Voorlinden
Do Ho Suh, Installation view museum Voorlinden  Bild: Antoine van Kaam

Wassenaar [ENA] The first solo show in the Netherlands to feature South Korean artist Do Ho Suh is on display until September 29th 2019 in Museum Voorlinden int the Dutch city of Wassenaar. His architectural installations evoke the personal memories and inner experiential world of the viewer.

Suh is a sculptor and installation artist from South-Korea born in Seoul in 1962. He made a name for himself in 2013 when he was named the Wall Street Journal's "Innovator of the Year in Art". Suh is interested in the way in which we, as human beings, relate to the spaces in which we live and what it means to be ‘at home’. The artist’s replicas of his previous homes, made by hand and recreated down to the smallest detail, capture an experience that lies somewhere between a dream and reality. Inspired by his personal experiences, his work transcends the purely biographical and touches on universal themes such as belonging, memory, identity and migration.

Do Ho Suh Installation view museum Voorlinden
Do Ho Suh Installation view museum Voorlinden
Do Ho Suh Installation view museum Voorlinden

It's not the destination, it's the journey

Immigrating to the United States affected how Suh interpreted home and this created an overarching theme in his works where he explores space. It is more important than ever to stop and reflect for a moment on the significance of homes. Suh’s work arises from a need to suss out the contours of a space and the concept of identity. This is the result of the artist’s migration experience with having to repeatedly uproot his existence and then form new attachments. The contrast between the U.S. and South Korea also plays a major role in his work, as it confronts Suh with his own identity. The cultures of the two countries have very different perspectives on the individual and the collective.

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