Do Ho Suh
Lehmann Maupin, New York [link]
Delicate papers pressed to contours and rubbed into textural relief capture details of the artist’s mundane apartment. Reminiscent of tombstone rubbings the technique maps nostalgia through laborious excess, a blueprint of loss. Famous for exploring his national/global identity Do Ho Suh’s efforts are out of relation to rational nostalgia, instead a transference is enacted as the relationship shifts from the object that serves into a served, objectified memory. Dismissing the display option to maintain a cohesive, consoling structure the diagrammatic work is splayed open, pinned to the walls: previously private comforts revealed as dissected fragments for collective consumption.