About the Artwork
Bridging Home, London, 2018 is co-commissioned by Art Night and Sculpture in the City.
Bridging Home, London, 2018 by Do Ho Suh is an ambitious co-commission, a UK premiere, installed on the footbridge over Wormwood Street – one of the busiest roads in the City of London, near Liverpool Street.
Do Ho Suh’s architecturally scaled installations are informed by his personal experiences, that recreate specific domestic spaces that he has resided in, expanding on his ongoing investigations of memory, notions of home and migration, cross-cultural displacement and integration.
Bridging Home is a series that Suh has been conceptualising over the last decade. The piece is a to-scale replica of the traditional Hanok-style Korean house adorned with a bamboo garden, that appears to have ‘fallen’ onto the bridge at an angle. Upon the invitation to respond to the migrant history of the East End and the City of London, Suh has conceptualised the first physical realisation of Bridging Home series, drawing parallels with his work and the impact of migration on individual stories, contrasting with the glass and steel architecture of the City of London.
The work is curated by Fatoş Üstek and fabricated by The White Wall Company, with plants from Blooming Artificial.
Further thanks to Lehmann Maupin, Victoria Miro, Savills, Velorose and Wedlake Bell.
© Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the artist; Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul; Victoria Miro, London/Venice (photography Gautier Deblonde)
Steel, plywood, softwood, PVC, paint finishes