The weekend brought with it a trip to the Victoria Miro gallery, somewhere which was new to me, and what a treat it was! The reason for my visit was to see the ‘Passage/s’ exhibition by Do Ho Suh, a Korean sculptor and installation artist.
Do Ho Suh regards home as both a physical structure and a lived experience. It’s these experiences that have led him to replicate the architecture of the places in which he has lived and worked. These include his childhood home in South Korea and various apartments and studios around the world.
In Suh’s own words; “I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces. But without these mundane spaces that nobody really pays attention to, these grey areas, one cannot get from point a to point b.”
Suh has certainly brought these mundane spaces to life. As you move through the installation, the differences in cultural styling become evident, even down to the types of lighting and signage displayed. Each passageway was created using brightly coloured translucent fabric, with meticulously stitched architectural details.
I would highly recommend going to see this exhibition, it runs until 18th March 2017 at Victoria Miro.