Do Ho Suh
Do Ho Suh, a solo exhibition of the Korean artist, is on view at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) until May 14, 2017.
“Located primarily in MMoCA’s main galleries, this multi-part installation presents large-scale architectural structures, documentary films, illuminated sculptures, and works on paper. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a full-scale replica of Suh’s New York City apartment and studio created from translucent colored fabric. Entering into the space, audience members can wander through its dreamlike interior rooms and passageways, and revel in the details of its delicately sewn radiators, sinks, and bricks. In addition, a separate room within the gallery contains objects from the artist’s Specimen Series—a collection of domestic appliances, such as a refrigerator and stove, that Suh replicated in diaphanous fabric and installed in light-filled Plexiglas boxes.”
Read more about the exhibition here…
Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.
The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND will present an exhibition of HP prints this fall. Entitled Beyond Order: Selections from Highpoint Editions, the exhibition will feature HP artists Carlos Amorales, Chloe Piene, Aaron Spangler and Do Ho Suh.
“Artworks in the exhibition explore the relationship between order and disorder, as well as individuality and collectivity. The selected works utilize an array of printmaking techniques culminating from each artist’s time spent in this regional print studio, which…is dedicated to advancing the wonderfully complicated and beautiful art of printmaking.” –Andy Maus, Director, Plains Art Museum
The exhibition will be on view September 17, 2016 through January 26, 2017.
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Through July 4 2016, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) will present an extensive solo exhibition of artwork by Do Ho Suh, ranging from large-scale architectural installations and sculptures, to works on paper and video. The MCASD exhibition webpage elaborates, saying “This exhibition will transform MCASD Downtown’s Jacobs Building into a maze-like installation that replicates the artist’s apartment spaces from a single building in New York City. Created in luminous swaths of translucent fabric, the ghostly rooms and hallways are mysteriously supported by a subtle stainless steel armature.”
View the exhibition webpage here.
Unit 2, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA
Polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes
422 7/16 x 228 1/3 x 96 1/16 in
Installation view at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2016
Credit line: © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin New York and Hong Kong.
Photograph by Pablo Mason.
Do Ho Suh was featured on Bloomberg Business’s Brilliant Ideas, a weekly art-centric tv series that airs on YouTube and the business giant’s website. Suh discusses a whole range of topics, including his childhood and his artistic motivations. Art curators and historians such as Sarah Suzuki (Museum of Modern Art, New York) and Alexandra Munroe (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum) discuss Suh’s importance among the international art narrative and why his work is so important to the current cultural environment.
Claudia Milne, commissioning editor of the series, told artnet News, “[Brilliant Ideas] is really about looking at the range of artists around the world who are influential in different mediums, but who also touch on major global themes.”
Please click here to view the video on YouTube.
Image Above: Video still from Bloomberg Business’s Brilliant Ideas, posted on YouTube on October 10, 2016.
Highpoint Editions is thrilled to present our first two lithographs created in collaboration with visiting artist Do Ho Suh: Karma Juggler and Untitled. Through his artistic practice, Suh contemplates fundamental questions which often prove to be the most difficult to answer: who are we, where are we from, and where are we going? The artist’s decidedly karmic approach suggests human interconnectedness and individual identity are linked both spatially and temporally.
The internationally renowned Korean-born artist began his exploration into these complex topics with his drawings. Although Suh is also famous for his sculptures and installations, his drawings are paramount to his unique visual language which has evolved throughout his career. Karma Juggler personifies the many influences and acquired knowledge that inform each person’s perceptions while Untitled poignantly represents the experiences of those who came before us and how each person is differently affected by those influences. The ethereal subject matter and the immediacy of Suh’s drawing style are exquisitely represented in both of these lithographs, exemplified in the medium’s rich tonal range and incredible ability to capture subtle details.
About the Artist
Do Ho Suh (b.1962, Seoul, Korea) is an internationally renowned sculptor and installation artist who received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University.
Chosen to represent Korea at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Suh has subsequently had solo exhibitions and projects around the world, including Tate Modern, London; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; and the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. The artist has also received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Wall Street Journal Magazine’s 2013 Innovator of the Year in Art.
Do Ho Suh’s work is included in numerous museum collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate, London; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, among many others.
The artist lives and works in New York, London, and Seoul and is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York.