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The houses of Do Ho Suh

By my next visit to museum Voorlinden the impenetrable barrier wall with its infinite, boundless secret corridor inside of Song Dong was replaced for the fragile, transparent houses of Do Ho Suh
The South Korean artist Do Ho Suh does not use remnants of demolished houses, but precisely replicates fragments of the houses in which he has lived. He uses a very slim frame for this, which he covers with starched, coloured transparent cloth. The public can walk very carefully through the corridors of the interconnected houses.

Do Ho Suh is interested in how we as human beings relate to the spaces in which we live and in what it means to be "at home".

I see life as a passage, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the In-Between spaces. DO HO SUH

In times of globalization and migration, it is more important than ever to consider the significance of individual places. Suh's work stems from the need to map space and the concept of identity. He was inspired during his many migrations around the world, during which he was uprooted several times. The contrast between America and South Korea also plays a major role in his work - a contrast that Suh confronted with his own identity. After all, these places have a different approach to the personal and collective. In his work, for example, Suh places the personal opposite the universal and the physical alongside the immaterial. Website Museum Voorlinden

Do Ho Suh has used:
Main Entrance, 348 West Second Street, New York
Hub, Third Floor, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London
Hub, 260-10 Sungbook-Dong, Sungbook-ku, Seoul
Hub 2, Breakfast Corner, Sungbook-Dong, Sungboo-Ku, Seoul
Hub 1, Entrance, 296-8, Sungbook-Dong, Sungboo-Ku, Seoul
Hub 1, Entrance, 260-7, Sungbook-Dong, Sungboo-Ku, Seoul
Hub, 310 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London
Corridor 4, Wielandstr. 18, 12159, Berlin

■ Picture 1: ◄ Hub, Third Floor, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ Hub 1, Entrance, 296-8, Sungbook-Dong, Sungboo-Ku, Seoul ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ Main Entrance, 348 West Second Street, New York ►


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