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Do Ho Suh in "Stories"

Do Ho Suh is filmed painting outside his childhood home. “Once my fortune teller told me that I have five horses and that means that I travel a lot,” says Suh, illuminating the concept behind the artist’s transportable fabric sculpture Seoul Home/L.A. Home…

Themes of homesickness, public and private space, military conflict, conformity and difference, and art’s relationship to architecture are touched on by Suh as he installs an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum and travels between his life and studio in New York and a life full of memory and family ties in Seoul, South Korea.

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Do Ho Suh

Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space.In several of the artist’s floor sculptures, viewers are encouraged to walk on surfaces composed of thousands of miniature human figures. Whether addressing the dynamic of personal space versus public space, or exploring the fine line between strength in numbers and homogeneity, Suh’s sculptures continually question the identity of the individual in today’s increasingly transnational, global society.

Do Ho Suh discusses the role of place in his work, and his 1999 installation piece Seoul Home/L.A. Home/New York Home/Baltimore Home/London Home/Seattle Home.

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