Do-Ho Suh in “Psycho Buildings”

Rachel Whiteread, “Village”, 2006-2008, Mixed media. Copyright © Rachel Whiteread. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

New work by Art21 artist Do-Ho Suh (Season 2) is on view today through August 25, 2008 in the exhibition Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture at The Hayward Gallery in London. To inaugurate their anniversary season, ten artists from around the world have been invited to transform the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Hayward this summer. Suh will recreate a 1:5 scale replica of the house he grew up in South Korea crashing into a redbrick New England apartment block. According to a sneak preview report in The Guardian, Suh’s installation is inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

From the Gallery’s web page: “This exhibition marks The Hayward’s 40th anniversary as one of the world’s most architecturally unique exhibition venues. Taking its title from a book by artist Martin Kippenberger, the exhibition brings together the work of artists who create habitat-like structures and architectural environments that are mental and perceptual spaces as much as physical ones. Viewers enter and explore a series of atmospheric, spatially dynamic constructions that use elements of light, colour, smell and design to trigger profound visceral responses that heighten their attention to the relationship between the individual and their surroundings.”

Other artists included in the exhibition are Atelier Bow-Wow, Michael Beutler, Los Carpinteros, Gelitin, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Tobias Putrih, Tomas Saraceno, and Rachel Whiteread (installation pictured above).