Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Su LACMA exhibit
Do Ho Su's LACMA exhibition "348 West 22nd Street"

Do Ho Suh ‘moved in’ at LACMA over the course of April 1 – September 26, 2021.

Do Ho Suh reaches into the recesses of memory, and physically recreates dwellings and homes in which Suh has inhabited. 

Do Ho Su LACMA exhibit

Suh’s recent LACMA exhibition “348 West 22nd Street” featured the actual spaces Suh lived in across Seoul, Berlin, Providence, London, and New York. With an amazing traditional Korean sewing technique, translucent polyester, and small stainless steel wiring for structure, Suh lets us visually tour his former homes.

Do Ho Su LACMA exhibit

However, there’s something so intimate (and almost voyeurisitc) about seeing these past homes of Suh’s. So much occurs in our own homes: private life, cultural tradition, retreat, celebration, anxiety, and rest. Suh has you ruminating on his own life as you search the monolithic (yet personal) rooms.

Do Ho Su LACMA exhibit

Yet, the level of detail shows not just Suh’s memory, but his craft as well. Subway tiles in the bathroom can be seen just a room away from a swamp cooler. Outlets even boast small prongs – all of which is sewn together from fabric.

Do Ho Su LACMA exhibit

Originally hailing from South Korea, Suh now lives between London, Seoul, and New York. Rest assured, I’m certain we will see new exhibitions inviting us in for tea to these electic and far-reaching series of current homes.

Raleigh Barrett
Author: Raleigh Barrett

Raleigh Barrett is a vegan Angeleno transplant who has lived in the NoHo Arts District for five years. She certainly won’t be leaving California in the next four years. Raleigh recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master of Arts specializing in Linguistic Anthropology. While in Chicago, she worked as the Gallery Assistant at the Renaissance Society. Raleigh is thrilled to be back and blogging for the NoHo Arts District.