Artist Do Ho Suh‘s latest and largest installation ‘Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home’ is currently exhibiting at Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Gwacheon.
The Korean born, New York-based artist has created a giant three-storey town house made out of translucent fabric, measuring 12 x 15 metres, filling the exhibition room at the MMCA. Suh has used his signature silk medium to recreate a 1:1 replica of two of the houses he has lived in: the traditional Korean home he lived in as a child is enveloped and suspended within a more modern building, which is the first apartment building in Providence, Rhode Island, he occupied when he came to the United States.
The work deals with the themes of home and migration, and is also meant to highlight the experience of navigating personal space upon moving to a new country. The ghostly, translucent look of the sculpture, resembling two architectural renderings superimposed, is both discombobulating and stunning.
The show ends on 11 May 2014.