Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
New York City Apartment
March 28 – September 27, 2015
Do Ho Suh: New York City Apartment/Corridor/Bristol, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Commissioned especially for Bristol, New York City Apartment/Corridor/Bristol is an immersive installation that recreates a corridor from the artist's own home, tailored from fabric.
As a South Korean who has spent most of his adult life abroad, Do Ho Suh explores his personal sense of physical and cultural displacement through his work and is known for creating works that explore the issues of separation, migration, sense of loss and longing.
He does this through representing real objects, such as furniture, rooms and buildings, that serve as mementos of real spaces but are constructed from unusual materials or in an unexpected scale.
New York City Apartment/Corridor/Bristol represents the corridor of his brownstone apartment building in New York in diaphanous green and red polyester.