Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Do Ho Suh: Passage/s Exhibition

Hello Art Lovers! Thanks to my timeout app, I was able to get in line at the Victoria Miro Gallery to see what might be the most detailed handmade installation ever. Yes. Ever.
Do Ho Suh: Passage/s Exhibition

“I see life as a passageway, with no fixed beginning or destination. We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget about the in-between spaces.” – Do Ho Suh

The colourful sculptures are made using gelatin tissue, Suh explains that once immersed in water the gelatin dissolved fusing with the paper to leave an image in which the threads appear like a skeletal framework against the coloured form of the object. 

In this exhibition, there were a few other sculptures and paintings of his - but the true draw were the larger installations, the paper mache-esque sculptures and the pram project. I personally can not get over the incredible attention to detail, I wonder how long it took to create! 

The pram project was hilarious, cute and made me feel warm fuzzy feelings! It was basically a large room with four walls, duh, but on three of those walls a fourteen minute film was screening. The clips varied - some were filmed in England and others in Japan. Shot using GoPro cameras affixed to the sides and top of a pram, the pram project captures the artist and his young daughters on outings together in London and Tokyo. The video shows us the city from the children’s perspective. I reordered a short clip to better illustrate my explanation:

If you want to visit, the exhibition is open until 18th of March.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-6pm. On Saturdays, it can get very busy and there will be a “one in-one out” policy, meaning you’ll have to stand in line (I stood in line for 20 minutes) to get in, but it was absolutely worth it.

Abby x


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