NEW YORK, June 21, 2017—A new work by Do Ho Suh (b. 1962, Seoul, South Korea) will be presented as part of the ongoing series of public art installations located across the street from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. The artist’s site-specific work visually reconnects the building facade of 95 Horatio Street with the elevated railway that once occupied the neighborhood. Although today the High Line ends at Gansevoort Street, here Suh imagines what the vista might have looked like in the days when train tracks continued to run through buildings down into SoHo. The digitally rendered image, titled 95 Horatio Street, will be unveiled on June 26, on the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.

Suh is interested in the emotional and psychological significance of architectural space: its relation to personal memory and the collapse of time are themes he explores across media. His fabric recreations of former homes, meticulous rubbings of the interior of his New York apartment, and drawings of mobile and anthropomorphic architectural structures are evocative meditations on the definition of home, and how this definition is affected by displacement and context.

95 Horatio Street is the sixth work to be presented in this series of public art installations, organized by the Whitney in partnership with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art. The series has featured works by Alex Katz (2014), Michele Abeles (2015), Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2015–2016), Torbjørn Rødland (2016–2017), and Puppies Puppies (2017).

This installation is organized by curatorial assistant Christie Mitchell.

This project is made possible by the Whitney Museum of American Art, TF Cornerstone, and High Line Art, presented by Friends of the High Line. Do Ho Suh: 95 Horatio Street is part of Outside the Box programming, which is supported by a generous endowment from The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.