A homage to home: Do Ho Suh’s new show at Victoria Miro

The Korean artist’s latest work explores his move to London six years ago


			
				
					
						Passage/s by Do Ho Suh
Passage/s by Do Ho Suh | Image: © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London

London’s Victoria Miro gallery is mounting its first exhibition of the poetic work of Korea’s Do Ho Suh from February 1 to March 18 in what will be the most extensive presentation of the artist’s oeuvre in the UK since his Serpentine Gallery show in 2002.


			
				
					
						Main Entrance, 348 West 22nd Street, New York by Do Ho Suh
Main Entrance, 348 West 22nd Street, New York by Do Ho Suh | Image: © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy the Artist, STPI and Victoria Miro, London

Born in South Korea in 1962, Suh is known for his delicate, evocative architectural structures sewn from coloured translucent polyester fabric that replicate meticulously the spaces he has lived in, from his childhood home to apartments and studios in the US, Europe and South Korea. This new show, called Passage/s, takes its cue from his move to London six years ago, and conjures up the space between rooms – corridors or landings – the places of transit and intersection between public and private, between states of mind and emotion. As well as Hub, London Apartment, first shown at a solo exhibition in Cincinnati last year, a selection of other works (from $30,000 to $400,000) will also be on show, creating a configuration that will occupy the entire gallery.

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Suh’s move to the capital also coincided with the birth of his first daughter, and a three-channel video recreates his personal experience of exploring his new patch, made using a trio of GoPro cameras attached to his child’s buggy.


			
				
					
						Passage/s by Do Ho Suh
Passage/s by Do Ho Suh | Image: © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy the Artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Victoria Miro, London

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