seoul

Do-Ho Suh

Sun Contemporary

Like many international artists, Do-Ho Suh leads an itinerant life, hopping from his family home in Seoul (where his father is a major influence in Korean traditional painting) to his working life in New York. Migration, both spatial and psychological, has been one of Suh’s themes, manifested through biographical narrative and emotionally inflected architecture. This show unveiled his new “Speculation Project,” 2005–, featuring the first, fourth, and fifth of the five “chapters” of “Fallen Star,” one of the project’s fifteen projected sections.

Unfolding in a nonlinear procession—both Matthew Barney and George Lucas come to mind—the main body of each chapter of “Fallen Star” consists of an installation of scale models. The narrative that links them concerns Suh’s house in Seoul, which is torn from Korean soil by a tornado, carried across the Pacific, and finally set down in the Rhode Island

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