Ala Champ
 
00:00/

ARTGENÈVE

Timed Extremely Well For Collectors, The Art Fair Sits Conveniently On the Global Art Calendar

The Chinati Foundation

The Contemporary Art Destination in Marfa Founded by Pioneering American Artist Donald Judd

NICHOLAS DALEY COLLABORATES WITH BRITISH MILLINER CHRISTYS’

British-Barbadian Saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings Models The Jazz-Inspired Baker Boy Hat Collaboration

YEN LONDON

Modern and Authentic Japanese Fine Dining In Central London With Hand-Made Soba At It's Core

ISSEY MIYAKE’S PLEATS IN A NEW CONTEXT

Two Design Greats Join For A Technical Pleats Lifestyle Collection

TEAM LAB BORDERLESS

The Digital Art Collective's Innovative and Interactive Art Experience Now Open In Tokyo

NOHGA HOTEL UENO

In The Far East End Of Tokyo, Find Modernity & Craftsmanship

GOOD HOTEL LONDON

A Short Ride Away From London City Airport, A Socially-Conscious Hotel With A Big Vision

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE AND STUDIO

American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s First Home and Studio Is Nothing Short Of A Masterpiece

FREDERIK BILLE BRAHE’S APOLLO BAR

Run By Copenhagen's Most Exciting Chef - An Entrepreneurial Polymath - You'll Find Apollo Bar Tucked Within The Walls Of The Iconic Kunsthal Charlottenborg

The Robey

A Historic Art Deco Building Transformed Into One Of The Most Beautiful Design And Lifestyle Hotels In Chicago

SHIHARA LAB

Precise Minimalism With This Geometry-Based Fine Jewellery Line

ENDGAMƎ

The London-Based Producer Is Bringing Together A Global Community Of Experimentalists

Wild Life Archive’s Dance Music Culture 70’s To Present

The Underground Publisher Presents His Rare & Unseen Collection In Tokyo

KENGO KUMA DESIGNS THE NEW V&A DUNDEE

Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma Has Completed His First Project In The United Kingdom, Designing The First Design Museum In Scotland

AMOS REX

With Director Kai Kartio At The Directorial Helm, The New Amos Rex Art Museum By Architects JKMM Is Set To Highlight Helsinki’s Championing Of The Arts

DO HO SUH

Korean artist Do Ho Suh's geographical transitions as video and fabric installations in 'Passage/s'

Writer - Madalena Páscoa

June, 2017
Installation view, Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, Victoria Miro Gallery II, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal) © Do Ho Suh

In his first exhibition at Victoria Miro, Do Ho Suh explores the idea of home, as both a physical and emotional place. Born in South Korea, the artist has lived in New York and Berlin, and recently moved to London. These geographical transitions serve as backdrop for Passage/s, where Do Ho Suh presents video installations, white fabric lightbox works and Hubs, a one-to- one scale version of the places in which the artist has lived and worked. Here, life is seen as a passageway, without a fixed destination – Hubs represents the journey through the transitory spaces used to connect rooms within a house, simultaneously representing every day and lifetime transitions.

Replicas of doors, corridors and halls are built from stitched polyester, wrapped around a steel frame. While moving across the space, the shifts in colour transport you through Do Ho Suh’s memories, an after-glow of the past brought forward to the present. The choice of fabric as a medium is linked to the artist’s desire to carry his home around with him, as the structures can be deconstructed and moved anywhere. Passage/s makes us reflect on the concepts of identity, transition and migration, a work that is particularly interesting within the current political context – the idea of building more walls contrasting with the translucent structures of the artist’s past homes.

Installation view, Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, Victoria Miro Gallery II, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal) © Do Ho Suh
Entrance, Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, Victoria Miro Gallery II, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal) © Do Ho Suh
Staircase, Ground Floor. Do Ho Suh: Passage/s, Victoria Miro Gallery II, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal) © Do Ho Suh
June, 2017