Installation shot of Do Ho Suh: Almost Home, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2018, courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, photo by Gene Young
Art and Identity Between Cultures
Thursday, June 14, 7-8 PM
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)
F St NW & 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Artists working in today’s world are often crossing international borders and wrestling with ideas of cultural identity. Join Korean-American artists Tai Hwa Goh, Jiha Moon, Nara Park, and Jayoung Yoon as they engage in a lively conversation about this transnationalism and the influence of Korean tradition on their work. Sarah Newman, SAAM’s James Dicke Curator of Contemporary Art, moderates the discussion.
This SAAM program is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the SAAM exhibition, Do Ho Suh: Almost Home, March 16 - August 5, 2018).
Free, no RSVP Required
Watch the Livestream HERE
Event Details HERE via SAAM
Related Exhibition: Do Ho Suh: Almost Home
Do Ho Suh’s immersive architectural installations—unexpectedly crafted with ethereal fabric—are spaces that are at once deeply familiar and profoundly alien. Suh is internationally renowned for his “fabric architecture” sculptures that explore the global nature of contemporary identity as well as memory, migration, and our ideas of home.
Do Ho Suh: Almost Home is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work on the East Coast. It will feature 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.”
For more information about this artist and exhibition, visit the SAAM website HERE.