This is the second of our new 'What We Saw' strand, a minuscule monthly review of the best thing (maybe art, dance, drama, food...?) I've seen over the last month. This time I went to the Victoria Miro Gallery in Wharf Road, a place I've never visited before to see an artist that I knew nothing about.
I went because I've read and seen incredible things and I wanted to see if the hype was valid.
DO HO SUH: PASSAGE/S
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, London, N1
until 18 March 2017
It was. Using fabric and stitch to make two-dimensional 'drawings' and architectural works this is one of the most incredible shows I think I've ever seen. Mesmerizing in its detail. Quiet in tone. Breathtaking in scale. And thought provoking, especially in our time of hurry and rush, see and do.
Even in wanting to see Do Ho Suh's Passage/s I was well aware of having fallen at the first hurdle, "We tend to focus on the destination all the time and forget the in-between spaces". In my urgency not to miss out, what did I miss on the way? I've been left wondering.
Images in no particular order. None of these images do the work justice (apologies Do Ho Suh).
I went with my photographer friend Alex Dao, she took some super pictures, make sure you look at her Instagram for her pictures and thoughts too.