Do Ho Suh, June 2017. Intercontinental Wilshire Grand Hotel, corner of Figueroa Boulevard and 7th Street, Los Angeles.


Text from the description: Screen by Korean artist Do Ho Suh, is a site-specific art installation comprised of over 85,000 stacked multi-colored figures. This artwork wraps around three expensive walls of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown lobby. Screen is representative of Do Ho Suh's continuing explorations into the boundaries of identity. Through the repetition of individual forms, the artist makes reference to the complex and blurred relationship between the individual and anonymity versus the power of the collective as the seemingly anonymous mass of figures literally support the greater whole. What makes this public art project unique is the extensive dialogue exchange between the artist, the client, and those represented within the artwork. By creating a call and response effect, Screen's intention is to inspire better communication between the artwork and audience as well as an employer and employee. 3D scanning, modeling and 3D printing were used to create the multitude of unique figurines that form Screen to exhibit a major public art project on a grand scale and state-of-the-art technology within the context of public art in a groundbreaking way. This project is in saisfaction as part of an Arts Development Fee obligation, Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles.



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