Paratrooper, Installations,  collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum
h: 122 x w: 153 x d: 240 in / h: 309.9 x w: 388.6 x d: 609.6 cm
linen, polyester thread, cast stainless steel, cast concrete, plastic beads

Paratrooper-II, 2005, 192 x 180 diameter inches, 487.7 x 457.2 cm
monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature

Perfect Home

Using translucent nylon, Suh creates a full-scale replica of his New York apartment, the adjoining corridor, and the staircase of his building in the main gallery of Lehmann Maupin. This expanding project, The Perfect Home II, is an interactive installation in which the visitor must examine his or her own individualized space in relation to the piece. The stitched silverish pale blue apartment, pink corridor, and green stairs contain a detailed tactile surface. The translucent nylon used in the creation of the piece relates to the notion of permeable boundaries and space. Doorknobs, plumbing, light switches and other architecturally distinct features are recreated in the interior of the apartment and corridor.

8th Istanbul Biennial, Staircase, 2003, Translucent nylon

Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. After earning his BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting from Seoul National University, and fulfilling his term of mandatory service in the South Korean military, Suh relocated to the United States to continue his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. Best known for his intricate sculptures that defy conventional notions of scale and site-specificity, Suh’s work 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. In "Some/One", the floor of the gallery is blanketed with a sea of polished military dog tags. Evocative of the way an individual soldier is part of a larger troop or military body, these dog tags swell to form a hollow, ghost-like suit of armor at the center of the room. Whether addressing the dynamic of personal space versus public space, or exploring the fine line between strength in numbers and homogeneity, Do-Ho Suh’s sculptures continually question the identity of the individual in today’s increasingly transnational, global society. Do-Ho Suh represented Korea at the 2001 Venice Biennale. A retrospective of the artist’s work was held jointly at the Seattle Art Museum and the Seattle Asian Art Museum in 2002. Major exhibitions of Suh’s work have also been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris (2001), the Serpentine Gallery, London (2002), and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO (2002-03).

artnet, Lehmann Maupin Gallery , design boom

: Anyang Public Art Project 2005
The city government of Anyang in Gyeonggi Province will turn a large area of the province into an art park featuring more than 90 artworks, including pro-environmental outdoor installations. The park will be built in the Anyang Recreation Quarter, which Mayor Shin Chung-dae says is due for a renovation.

“The use of public art to change a city's environment and image has become a major trend in advanced countries. Therefore, we have decided to carry out the ‘Anyang Public Art Project 2005 (APAP 2005),' in order to turn the Anyang Recreation Quarter into a high-class place for rest, as well as an international showcase,” the mayor said.

The project will involve installing or exhibiting 90 works by renowned Korean and foreign artists in the quarter, a 209,000-square-meter lot in the city. The installation of artworks will be completed by late September.

So-Young Choi is renowned for his figurative compositions made from scraps of denim

Seascape of Busan, 2005, Medium   denim , Size   33.1 x 59.1 in. / 84 x 150 cm.

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