Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.
One of the most exciting contemporary artists of our time, Korean Do Ho Suh, created this large sculptural installation that doesn’t look like much until you come closer. Glass plates rest on thousands of multicolored miniature plastic figures who are crowded together with their heads and arms turned skyward. Together, they are holding the weight of the individual visitor who steps onto the floor.
Currently showing at Lehmann Maupin’s pop-up gallery at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), Floor is one of those installations that’s wonderfully thought-provoking. The figures represent the diverse and anonymous masses of people who support and/or resist the symbolic floor.
This installation can be seen, alongside works by artists Teresita Fernndez, Ashley Bickerton, and Lee Bui, from now till February 11, 2012.
DO HO SUH
Installation at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
PVC Figures, Glass Plates, Phenolic Sheets, Polyurethane Resin
40 parts each:
39.37 x 39.37 x 3.15 inches
100 x 100 x 8 cm
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York