November 14, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of acclaimed Korean artist Do Ho Suh, who is best known for his fabric sculptures that recreate the spaces of his homes and the domestic objects found within. The exhibition will be on view from 14 November 2013 to 25 January 2014 at 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong and coincides with the opening of Suh’s installation Home Within Home at Korea’s National Museum of Contemporary Art in his native Seoul. Lehmann Maupin Gallery has represented Do Ho Suh worldwide since the beginning of his career and gave the artist his first gallery show in 2000.
For the exhibition, Suh explores the idea of home and memories of personal space by reproducing, in actual scale, objects from his former New York City apartment, including a true-to-life radiator from the corridor of his building in red fabric, and a medicine cabinet, bathtub, refrigerator, stove and toilet from the interior of his apartment in blue fabric. Also included in the exhibition are smaller objects from the artist’s former home in Berlin in green fabric. This collection of freestanding, translucent sculptures is a continuation of Suh’s ongoing Specimen Series, which the artist has ambitiously expanded for the Hong Kong exhibition by turning his attention to larger and more complex objects, and presenting them in new and innovative ways that utilize light to highlight their transparency.
Do Ho Suh (b.1962, Seoul, Korea) currently lives in London, after having emigrated from Seoul to New York in 1991. His experience moving from Korea to attend art school in the United States inspired him to probe the idea of home and cultural identity. Suh received his MFA in Oriental Painting at Seoul National University in Korea before moving to the United States and receiving a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University. In 2001, Suh represented Korea at the Venice Biennale and subsequently participated in the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, and the 2012 Gwangju Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Wielandstr.18, 12159, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2011); Asian Art and Do Ho Suh, Seattle Art Museum, Washington (2011); Home Within Home, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2012); Blueprint, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2012); In Between, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2012); and Perfect Home, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan (2012).
The artist’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; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Artsonje Center, Korea; Mori Art Museum, Japan; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, among many others.
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
407 Pedder Building 12 Pedder Street Central