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 Gallina
Author: Raleigh Barrett Gallina

Raleigh (Barrett) Gallina from LA ART. Raleigh has been writing for the NoHo Arts District since 2015. Raleigh explores everything from large-scale commercial exhibitions to gratis solo exhibitions showcased by amateur galleries. While her preferences are ever-evolving, her favorite exhibitions include large-scale sculpture or paint, as well as artwork which holds socio-cultural underpinnings. She hopes that by capturing a large array of media and voices (including that of curators and the artists themselves), that readers are able to enjoy and voyeur out of their comfort zones.

Raleigh (Barrett) Gallina from LA ART. Raleigh has been writing for the NoHo Arts District since 2015. Raleigh explores everything from large-scale commercial exhibitions to gratis solo exhibitions showcased by amateur galleries. While her preferences are ever-evolving, her favorite exhibitions include large-scale sculpture or paint, as well as artwork which holds socio-cultural underpinnings. She hopes that by capturing a large array of media and voices (including that of curators and the artists themselves), that readers are able to enjoy and voyeur out of their comfort zones.