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Explore the Vivid, Enveloping Spaces of Artist Do Ho Suh with SCI-Arc Channel

SCI-Arc Channel features an exploration of internationally renowned artist Do Ho Suh's work and practice. Suh works across various media to produce drawings, films, and sculptural works that explore notions of memory, displacement, individuality, and collectivity. He is widely known for his fabric sculptures that reconstruct former residences in Seoul, Rhode Island, Berlin, London, and New York. Suh is interested in how the body relates to and inhabits space, particularly domestic spaces, and how the concept of home can be represented through architecture.

In this film, LACMA curator Meghan Doherty and SCI-Arc faculty member Kavior Moon speak about Suh's 348 West 22nd Street, a recent anonymous gift to the museum. This sculptural work is a full-scale fabric replica of the artist's former ground floor apartment in New York City. Constructed out of polyester and stainless steel and made using traditional Korean sewing techniques and digital modeling tools, 348 West 22nd Street collapses notions of the interior and exterior, private and public, while also memorializing the artist's desire to hold onto memories of home.

Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, Korea; lives and works in London) received a BFA in painting from RISD in 1994 and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University in 1997. Solo exhibitions of his work have recently been organized at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK (2019); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands (2019); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2018); among many others. He has participated in numerous biennial exhibitions, including the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019), the 9th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2012); and represented Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).

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