Installation view at Korean Pavilion, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Stainless steel military dog tags, nickel-plated copper sheets, steel structure, glass fiber reinforced resin, rubber sheets
Figure: 81 x 126 inches diameter; overall dimensions: 85 1/2 x 281 1/2 x 356 inches
Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
"I wanted the viewer to have an experience with these little dog tags, these thousands of dog tags. It symbolizes each individual’s identity...these many dog tags create this one, larger-than-life figure. It’s ambiguous whether you’re a part of it or not. Whether you are the owner of this robe when you see your own image over there. So that’s why I had the mirror inside."
- Do-Ho Suh