MMOCA Exhibition: DO HO SUH

  • 227 State St.
  • Madison, WI 53703

Do Ho Suh is internationally acclaimed for meticulous, mesmerizing sculptures and installations that relate to his personal experiences living in both Eastern and Western cultures.

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.

Photo courtesy: Brian Fitzsimmons. Do Ho Suh, Apartment A, Unit 2, Corridor and Staircase, 348 West 22nd Street, New York NY 10011, USA (detail), 2011-2014. Polyester fabric and stainless steel tubes. Apartment A, 271 2/3 x 169 3/10 x 96 7/16 inches. Unit 2, 422 7/16 x 228 1/3 x 96 1/16 inches. Corridor and Staircase, 488 3/16 x 66 1/8 x 96 7/16 inches. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center, Austin, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong.