Doorknob Bathroom, 2003 - Do Ho Suh
About the Work
About Doorknob Bathroom
Doorknob/Bathroom is a full-scale reproduction of a doorknob in the artist's Chelsea apartment. Do Ho Suh often works with semi-transparent fabrics that he delicately sews together to represent—and defy—existing and functional spaces and objects. Doorknob/Bathroom ...Read More
Doorknob/Bathroom is a full-scale reproduction of a doorknob in the artist's Chelsea apartment. Do Ho Suh often works with semi-transparent fabrics that he delicately sews together to represent—and defy—existing and functional spaces and objects. Doorknob/Bathroom exists as an isolated architectural element, separated from Suh's apartment, and therefore abandons its ties with a specific place and becomes a loose abstraction with a new-found flexibility and transparency.Read Less
About the Artist
About Do Ho Suh
These tensions—rootedness versus displacement and individuality versus conformity—are seen in seminal works like Seoul Home/L.A. Home, 1994, a transparent baldachin of silk shaped like a house suspended from the ceiling, a "house" that can be folded up and packed into a suitcase. Additionally, works like Floor, 1997—2000, where the small palms of hundreds of multicolored figures hold up a thick, glass platform; Who Am We?, 1996, where the tiny portraits of approximately 40,000 teenagers taken from the artist's high-school yearbooks are made into pixilated-looking wallpaper, the portraits only visible at close distance; and Fallen Star 1/5, 2009, a 1/5 scale model of a house the artist lived in Providence, Rhode Island, crashing into the traditional Korean house (called hanok) that the artist grew in, are also prime examples of materials, themes, and subjects in Do Ho Suh's œ“uvre to date. Read Less
DescriptionPolyester fabric, lithograph on paper in acrylic box.
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