Dates : 10 NOV 2018– 17 FEB 2019
Venue : Denmark, Aarhus, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Poetic passages made in fabric by Do Ho Suh happens in ARoS Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark. From 10 NOV 2018, the artists’ solo exhibition 《Korridor》 in now ongoing. His almost weightless transparent spaces made of fabric, accurate and full-size renditions of the homes he has lived in. The exhibition is the third in the Intermezzo series of art where the individual artworks are perceived and appreciated through more than just the faculty of sight.
“Do Ho Suh’s story is universal. Most people have experienced leaving one home and setting up another somewhere else. His works capture the particular feeling that can arise in connection with moving house. This is universal and isn’t always easy to put into words. His work is relevant in a world where migration is becoming increasingly widespread and where there is a higher likelihood of people moving away from their original homes, says Erlend G. Høyersten, museum director, ARoS.
＊ About Artist
Do Ho Suh was born in 1962 in Seoul, South Korea. Aged 29, he moved to the USA where he trained as a painter at the Rhode Island School of Design, later studying sculpture at Yale University. At present, he lives and works in London. Do Ho Suh has shown at many international solo exhibitions and his works appear in many museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Tate, London. Do Ho Suh is represented by Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Victoria Miro, London / Venice.
Do Ho Suh primarily works with sculpture, but his works also include two-dimensional works and films. He is fascinated by elements that give a sense of home, how we store the architecture of the home in our memories, and how the emotional aspects of these spatial experiences can be translated into visual language. Do Ho Suh is best known for his spectacular translucent fabric sculptures which reconstruct spaces on a 1:1 scale. His works spring from his own migratory history and experience of moving from South Korea to the USA and, later, to Europe. His personal life story, on which his works are based, is translated, via these sculptures, into a universal entity that everyone can relate to.