Do Ho Suh -Perfect Home

2012.11.23 (Fri.) -
2013.3.17 (Sun.)

Information

Period :
2012.11.23 (Fri.) - 2013.3.17 (Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission:
■"Do Ho Suh -Perfect Home"
On the day
Adult : ¥1,000
University : ¥800
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400
65 and over : ¥800

Advance・group (20P and over)
Adult : ¥800
University : ¥600
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥300

■Dual Ticket for "son et lumière, et"
and "Do Ho Suh -Perfect Home"

On the day
Adult : ¥1,700
University : ¥1,400
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥700
65 and over : ¥1,400

Advance・group (20P and over)
Adult : ¥1,400
University : ¥1,100
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥600
Available between November 23 and March 17, 2013
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

Through the artist’s re-creation of his private home, the place where his memories and experiences reside, “Do Ho Suh - Perfect Home” will demonstrate how, by traversing the differing territories of contemporary society, Do Ho Suh places people’s values in contrast and underscores their diversity.Do Ho Suh was born in Korea in 1962. After graduating from Seoul National University, he relocated to the US in order to study painting and sculpture. Suh sought to reflect in his artworks the discord he felt between the culture of the United States of America, where he lived as a racial minority, and his own Korean culture. He subsequently achieved worldwide renown with artworks displaying delicacy and precision, in the handling of materials, and simultaneously, qualities of ambiguity and suspension that resonate with the spirit of our times.
Suh’s lightweight artworks, which originate in his concept of “carrying a space in a suitcase,” are created using thin, translucent fabrics. In many cases, the fabric is modeled into the form of stairs, corridors, bridges, or gates and represents boundaries between inside and outside, and public and private. For Suh, who lives nomadically, appearing in exhibitions and projects around the world while maintaining bases in London, New York and Seoul, references to “home” are an extension of the inquiry into identity. His works are nevertheless two-sided, however, for his use of plain, monotone fabric erases the specific features of the “Do Ho Suh home,” so that someone’s possession becomes no one’s possession.Through a complete re-creation of Do Ho Suh’s original home, as well as new works adapted for the spaces of this museum, the exhibition will consider what “home” means to Suh. The same “home,” however, when placed in the specific context of Kanazawa, will take on new meanings. Viewers will thus have occasion to see how “home” changes in meaning, depending on its cultural context, and they will feel incentive, accordingly, to ponder what “home” means to them.

Related Events

Artist Talk
Date/time: Friday, February 8, 2013 18:00-20:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: ¥1,000 (Ticket sales begin on January 2, 2013)
Capacity: Limited to first 90 arrivals
Language: Consecutive interpretation (Japanese - Korean)
Lecture1
Date/time: Sunday, February 3, 2013 13:00-15:00
Lecturer: ASAKURA Toshio(National Museum of Ethnology, Research Center for cultural Resouces, Director, Professor)
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: Limited to first 90 arrivals
Language: Japanese
Lecture2
Date/time: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Lecturer: NAKATANI Norihito (Waseda University, Department of Architecture, Professor)
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: Limited to first 90 arrivals
Language: Japanese
Kids Studio Program: “My Perfect Home”
Date/time: Saturday, March 2, 2013 13:00-15:00
Admission: ¥500
Venue: Kids Studio, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Gallery Tour by the Curator
Date/time: Saturday, December 1, 2012, Saturday, March 9, 2013 11:00-12:00
Meeting Place: at the door of Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day ticket to this exhibition)
“Let’s Read Picture Books”
Date/time: Saturday, December 1, 2013, Saturday, March 9, 2013 13:30-14:00
Admission: No charge
Meeting Place: Nursing room, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Artist Profile

Do Ho Suh


2012 In-Between - Do Ho Suh, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima. Japan Fallen Star, Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego, California, USA* Home Within Home, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea 2011 Luminous: The Art of Asia, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, USA Wielandstr. 18, 12159, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany Do Ho Suh, Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Singapore Staircase-III, Tate Modern, London, UK* 2007 Cause and Effect, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, New York, USA 2005 Reflection, Maison Hermès Japon, Tokyo, Japan 2003 Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea 2002 Serpentine Gallery, London, UK 2001 Some/One, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, New York, USA *Site-specific commissioned project

2012 Round Table, The 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, Korea 2010 Touched, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK The 13th International Architecture Biennale – The Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2008 Psycho Buildings, Hayward Gallery, London, UK 2003 Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey 2002 Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia 2001 Korean Pavilion & International Pavilion, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Images

    Fallen Star-1/5th Scale
    2008-2011
    Mixed Media
    Collection of The Samsung Museum of Art,
    Leeum, Seoul Korea
    © Do Ho Suh

    Seoul Home / Seoul Home / Kanazawa Home
    2002-2012
    Silk, metal armature
    Collection of the Artist
    © Do Ho Suh

    348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA - Apt. A,
    Corridors and Staircases (Kanazawa version)

    2011-2012
    Polyester fabric, metal armature
    Collection of the Artist
    © Do Ho Suh

    Home within Home - 1/11th Scale -Prototype
    2009
    Stereolithography
    Collection of the Artist
    © Do Ho Suh

    A Perfect Home: The Bridging Home (Kanazawa version)
    2010-2012
    Synchronized 4 channel video animation,
    Two single channel video animation
    Collection of the Artist
    © Do Ho Suh

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)
Grants from:
Japan Arts Council
Supported by:
KOREAN AIR LINES CO., LTD.
DAIWA HOUSE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
In Cooperation with:
LEHMANN MAUPIN
JINRO INC.