Do Ho Suh: Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery
Written by: Victoria Highfield
If you do one thing this weekend make sure you step into artist Do Ho Suh’s story of his life. Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery is an interactive art experience that explores the powerful concept of journey.
Make your way through the maze of his multi-coloured 3D homes made from thin translucent fabric and you’ll gain an insight into the different places Suh has lived and worked throughout his lifetime. From the jewel coloured stitched plane of polyester representing his childhood home in Korea to Western apartments and studios, passages acts as both physical structures and lived experiences.
Your own journey may not be as exotic as Suh’s but that doesn’t make it any less significant or uprooted. We Londoners have many in-between spaces of our own. Whether it’s short-term tenancy agreements, the impossibility of getting on the housing ladder or simply itchy feet, we tend to move around a lot! Whatever the area, shape or style of your home there always remains a deep-seated connection, one that helps shape part of your own personal identity.
Move from end to end of the bubble gum corridors of Soh’s imagination, through his past and present and enjoy the feeling of being in flux.
You may even find yourself building your own passageway as you go.
Doh Ho Suh: Passage/s at Victoria Miro Gallery, Hoxton until Saturday 18th March 2016.
Photos c/o Victoria Miro Gallery
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