“Do Ho Suh: Perfect Home”


by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

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.