April 4, 2006 - American Federation for the Arts (AFA) - Do-Ho Suh to speak at AFA ArtTalks
April 4, 2006

Do-Ho Suh to speak at AFA ArtTalks

Do-Ho Suh, Gate, 2005. Silk and stainless steel tube, 128 1/2 x 83 1/4 x 39 1/2 inches. Edition of 2.
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

Do-Ho Suh
Thursday, April 13, 2006
6:30 p.m.

American Federation of Arts
41 East 65th Street, New York


The American Federation of Arts is pleased to announce that acclaimed contemporary Korean artist Do-Ho Suh will be the speaker at the second lecture of its spring season of ArtTalks. The event will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. at the AFA, located at 41 East 65th Street, New York. Following the talk, audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer session and then to join the artist for a reception.
Seating is limited and reservations are required. For fees and reservations, please call 212.988.7700 ext. 10 or contact pubinfo@afaweb.org.

Interested in the actual and metaphorical malleability of space, Do-Ho Suh constructs installations that are intricate and architecturally specific yet conceptually ambiguous. Exploring the relationships between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity, his installations invite the viewer to consider the experience of space, whether moving about painstakingly-sewn, diaphanous fabric replicas of his living quarters, walking on surfaces composed of thousands of miniature human figures, or viewing their own reflection inside a kimono made of stainless-steel military dog tags.

Born in Korea in 1962, Do-Ho Suh now lives and works in New York City. He has received multiple awards and widespread critical commendation. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held in galleries in London, Tokyo, New York, and Madrid and in museums worldwide, including the Seattle Art Museum, Artsonje Center in Korea, and the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris. Suhs work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Contemporary Art Society, Edinburgh, and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, among others. Suh was chosen to represent Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others.

ArtTalks is presented by Target.
Support has also been provided by the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation, Inc.
The AFA is a nonprofit institution that organizes art exhibitions for presentation in museums around the world, publishes exhibition catalogues, and develops education programs. For more information on the AFA, please visit www.afaweb.org

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