Paratrooper II by Do-Ho Suh in The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Paratrooper II (2005).

From June 18 through September 17, 2005, The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) in Philadelphia proudly presents the latest works of Do-Ho Suh. Founded in 1977, The Fabric Workshop and Museum has developed from an ambitious experiment to a renowned institution with a widely recognized residency program, an extensive collection of work by resident artists and comprehensive educational programming.

For this exhibition, FWM is partnering with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. From June 18 through August 21, 2005, the Morris Gallery, the Pennsylvania Academy’s program devoted to contemporary art, will exhibit Suh’s Paratrooper II, made in collaboration with FWM.

Paratrooper II (2005) hangs from the gallery ceiling supported by a parachute formed of 200 semi-transparent figures, enveloping visitors in a fabric environment. The life-size human paratrooper, created by knitting colored resin-coated nylon monofilament, is attached to its parachute by strings of monofilament woven directly into the fabric of the paratrooper. The paratrooper series marks a continuation of Suh’s interest in the increasingly transient nature of a global culture and in his personal reflections on the experiences of landing in a foreign culture.

Do-Ho Suh was born in Seoul, Korea in 1962. The artist’s work is represented in a number of major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Do-Ho Suh lives and works in New York City.

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