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LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter Ocula Report LACMA Explores the Allure of Matter 14 Jun 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) (2 June 2019–5 January 2020) is an inter-generational show of 21 Chinese artists working from the 1980s to the present, including Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo-Qiang, Lin Tianmiao, Song Dong, He Xiangyu, Yin Xiuzhen, and Ma Qiusha.Staged on Level 2 of LACMA's Renzo...

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Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture Ocula Conversation Thomas J Price: Reframing Classical Sculpture

When the London-born artist Thomas J Price graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts in 2004, the school's college art prize was by no means his most notable accomplishment as an emerging artist. In 2001, Price presented his much-talked-about work Licked, a daring performance, later profiled on the BBC 4 television...

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Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Art Basel Lowdown: Shows to See 6 Jun 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

To coincide with Art Basel 2019, which opens to the public from 13 to 16 June, galleries and institutions across the city are presenting a range of stellar exhibitions. From Rebecca Horn at Museum Tinguely to Geumhyung Jeong at Kunsthalle Basel, here is a selection of what to see.William Kentridge, Dead Remus (2014–2016). Charcoal on found ledger...

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Do Ho Suh

b. 1962, South Korea

Do Ho Suh (서도호) is a Korean sculptor and installation artist. After completing his BFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in sculpture at Yale University, Suh fulfilled his mandatory service to the South Korean military before returning to his artistic practice. Spatial and psychological migration is a central theme in Suh’s work, particularly as the artist divides his time between New York, London, and Seoul.

Suh’s works question the identity of the individual in an increasingly globalised society and explore how people inhabit public spaces. In his installation Some/One, Suh recalls his time spent in the South Korean military by layering the gallery floor with military dog tags. This work, among several of his others, questions the strength of the individual versus a group. His sculptures and installations defy preconceived notions of large scale works with their intricate detailings. Of particular interest is the notion of home and what constitutes the concept of home. The artist explores this through his works that use transparent fabric to create details from his parents home, and creates ghostly objects that evoke the sense of loss and memory.

Do Ho Suh’s work is held in collections worldwide including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Tate Modern, London; Artsonje Center, Korea; and Mori Art Museum, Japan. His Recent exhibitions have included Specimen Series at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong (2013-2014), and New Works at STPI, Singapore (2015).

Suh represented Korea at the 2010 Venice Biennale, the 2010 Liverpool Biennial, and the 2012 Gwangju Biennial. A retrospective of the artist’s work was held at the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in 2002.

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Smoke Detector, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhSmoke Detector, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2017 Cyanotype on Saunders Waterford 638gsm paper
30 x 30 cm
STPI
Fuse Box, Unit G5 Union Wharf, 23
Wenlock Road, London, N1 7SB, UK by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhFuse Box, Unit G5 Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7SB, UK, 2017 Gelatine tissue, thread embedded in STPI handmade cotton paper
92.5 x 97 x 4.5 cm
STPI
Valve, 348 West 22nd Street, New York,
NY 10011, USA by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhValve, 348 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2017 Gelatine tissue, thread embedded in STPI handmade cotton paper
79.5 x 89.5 x 4.5 cm
STPI
Shower and Bath Fittings, 348 West 22nd
Street, Apartment A, New York, NY 10011, USA by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhShower and Bath Fittings, 348 West 22nd Street, Apartment A, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2017 Gelatine tissue, thread embedded in STPI handmade cotton paper
142 x 61 cm
STPI
Alarm Keypad, Unit G5, Union Wharf, 23
Wenlock Road, London, N1 7SB, UK by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhAlarm Keypad, Unit G5, Union Wharf, 23 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7SB, UK, 2017 Gelatine tissue, thread embedded in STPI handmade cotton paper
61.5 x 40.5 cm
STPI
Light Switch and Electricity Outlet, 348
West 22nd Street, Apartment A, New York, NY
10011, USA by Do Ho Suh contemporary artwork
Do Ho SuhLight Switch and Electricity Outlet, 348 West 22nd Street, Apartment A, New York, NY 10011, USA, 2017 Gelatine tissue, thread embedded in STPI handmade cotton paper
48.5 x 51.5 cm
STPI

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Do Ho Suh, Do Ho Suh at Victoria Miro, Venice
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25 May–7 July 2018 Do Ho Suh Do Ho Suh Victoria Miro, Venice
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, the approach at Gazelli Art House, Baku
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23 June–17 September 2017 Group Exhibition the approach Gazelli Art House, Baku
Contemporary art exhibition, Do Ho Suh, Passage/s at Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
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20 March–13 May 2017 Do Ho Suh Passage/s Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong

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In March 2014, a show opened at Paul Kasmin Gallery titled Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955–1987, which celebrated the legendary gallerist Alexander Iolas, who was among the first to introduce American audiences to Surrealism and who gave Andy Warhol his first gallery exhibition (and, coincidentally, also his last in 1987). The...

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Do-Ho Suh Ocula Conversation Do-Ho Suh Artist, South Korea

Do-Ho Suh has a lot going on.  When I meet with him he has just arrived from Korea following the opening of his most ambitious project to date – the installation of his work Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul.  The site specific installation involved...

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MMCA Seoul's First Steps Ocula Report MMCA Seoul's First Steps 12 Nov 2013 : Ines Min for Ocula

South Korea’s most anticipated event of the year, the opening of MMCA Seoul, is a milestone for the national museum and local art scene. The new outpost of South Korea’s singular, national contemporary art museum is situated on a minefield of historic structures, set within a zoning law nightmare, and sandwiched between...

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Rachel Lehmann Ocula Conversation Rachel Lehmann Founding Partner of Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Rachel Lehmann is not only one half of the gallery powerhouse that is Lehmann Maupin, but she is also an international citizen of the world. Lehmann was born in Asmara, Ethiopia, and studied at the University of Fribourg in France. She worked at the legendary Sonnabend Gallery in New York, and was the proprietor of two contemporary galleries in...

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Too Big for a Booth? Art Basel Still Has Room for Your Art Related Press Too Big for a Booth? Art Basel Still Has Room for Your Art The New York Times : 11 June 2019

Since it was begun in 2000, Unlimited, which is offered only at the fair in Basel, has proved to be a particularly popular draw. Most people attending the fair–there were 95,000 last year–are expected to visit the section, not only for the sheer wow factor of the works, but also for the relevance of its offerings.'I often tell people that...

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Preview Art Basel 2019 Related Press Preview Art Basel 2019 ARTnews : 7 June 2019

Art Basel 2019 opens to the public on Thursday, June 13, with two preview days, on June 11 and 12. Some 290 galleries from 34 countries will show work at the Swiss fair, which runs through June 16.

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Do Ho Suh’s spatial explorations launch at Victoria Miro in Venice Related Press Do Ho Suh’s spatial explorations launch at Victoria Miro in Venice Wallpaper* : 30 May 2018

The South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, is a perfect complement to ‘Freespace’, the theme of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. His fascination with rendering the built environment appears to suggest both form and memory in his work, which straddles drawing and sculpture. Victoria Miro gallery’s exhibition in Venice is the result of a three-year...

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Do Ho Suh in Venice: the lives of others Related Press Do Ho Suh in Venice: the lives of others Financial Times : 11 May 2018

'The house we were born in is more than an embodiment of home, it is also an embodiment of dreams.' The French philosopher Gaston Bachelard's tender observation, made in his hymn to architecture, The Poetics of Space, speaks eloquently to the art of Do Ho Suh.

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How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth Related Video & Audio How This Globetrotting Artist Redefines Home and Hearth Smithsonian.com : 11 April 2018

You are invited into Do Ho Suh's apartment. You put down your bag, remove your coat and step inside. The hallway changes color as you proceed, first pink, then green and then blue. It's narrow, but it feels spacious. There is a red staircase outside, and beyond it people are moving around. You can see them, right through the walls. Cabinet handles...

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