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Best known for his full-size, fabric-and-steel reconstructions of his former residences in South Korea, Rhode Island, Berlin, London and New York, Do Ho Suh creates physicalized memories that address issues of home, displacement, individuality and collectivity, articulated through the architecture of domestic space. A recent gift to LACMA, 348 West 22nd Street (2011–15) replicates the artist’s ground-floor residence from a single New York building. Created in luminous swaths of translucent polyester, the dreamlike rooms and hallways are supported by a subtle stainless-steel armature. The corridor, stairs, apartment and studio are each rendered in a single block of colour, with fixtures and appliances replicated in exacting detail. Fusing traditional Korean sewing techniques with 3D mapping technologies, the maze-like installation of 348 West 22nd Street balances intricate construction with delicate monumentality. 

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