Born in South Korea, artist Do Ho Suh moved to the United States to study at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University after achieving a BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting at Seoul National University.
His works often reflect an inner struggle within American society, ethnicity and culture and his identity as a member of a foreign minority group.
Suh’s series titled “Fabric Architecture” uses semi-transparent textiles, such as silk, to create gateways and doors from his personal past, suggesting different boundaries and a transition from the private to the public. As those works are moved around the world and publicly displayed, the private and personal aspects of the pieces also gradually deteriorates; till March 17.
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; (076) 220-2800; 1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa; Kanazawa Station, JR Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon. (except Dec.24, Jan. 14, Feb. 11), Dec. 3-13, Dec. 25, Dec. 29-Jan. 1, Jan. 15, Feb. 12. www.kanazawa21.jp.