Do Ho Suh: Almost Home

March 16, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Corridor 14, Wieland Strasse, 18, 12159 Berlin, Germany
© Do Ho Suh. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, West Floor Plan

Do Ho Suh’s immersive, dreamlike work explores the nature and meaning of home, fastening ties between personal space and shared experience. Encountering his large-scale fabric sculptures is both deeply familiar and profoundly alien as the ordinary details of everyday life dissolve into ethereality.

Do Ho Suh: Almost Home is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work on the East Coast. It features large-scale installations of the artist’s brightly hued “Hub” sculptures—intricately detailed, hand-sewn fabric recreations of homes where Suh has lived from around the world—along with several drawings and a series of semi-transparent replicas of household objects called “Specimens.” The Hubs comprise a series of conjoined rooms and passageways that visitors can enter and experience from the inside, including a new work depicting the artist’s childhood home in Seoul that debuts in the exhibition.