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"Net-Work by Do Ho Suh at the Austin Contemporary Laguna Gloria/Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park in Austin, TX paired with Toga Convertible Shell and Mesh Jacket.

“Net-Work by Do Ho Suh at the Austin Contemporary Laguna Gloria/Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park in Austin, TX paired with Toga Convertible Shell and Mesh Jacket.


 

 

 

 

Though I missed his diaphanous rooms, I did see Do Hu Suh’s Net-Work at Laguna Gloria, the Contemporary Austin’s magical sculpture garden.

It was a fickle morning with sun and clouds vying for attention (and the outcome of this convertible shell). Fleeting light glinted off the metal net, framed on a barge jutting into a lagoon. A gossamer goal. Once inside, I realized the net was far from standard-issue, a tight weave formed from thousands of gold and silver figurines, hands touching feet. Luminous entrapment.

Inspired by the traditional fishing nets used in Japanese villages – where Net-Work originated – Do Ho Suh imagined the piece as an invitation to occupy an evocative space entangling globalism, nomadism, memory, and displacement.

To be continued…

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