National Endowment for the Arts Offers Grant to CAC

NEA's $50,000 grant will go toward a 2016 Do Ho Suh exhibit

click to enlarge Do Ho Suh, "348 West 2nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA ­ Apartment A, Corridors and Staircases"
Do Ho Suh, "348 West 2nd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA ­ Apartment A, Corridors and Staircases"

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will make a $50,000 grant to Contemporary Arts Center to help mount a survey exhibition of Korean-American artist Do Ho Suh in 2016. The CAC will also produce a catalog on the artist.

In a press release, CAC Director Raphaela Platow said, “We are delighted to have received this recognition from the NEA, it is a true vote of confidence to the quality of our curatorial program and the continued strength of this institution, as one of the oldest non-collecting contemporary art institutions in the country.”

Do Ho Suh: Passage, curated by the CAC's Steven Matijcio, is set for Feb. 12 to Sept. 11 of next year.  Suh, who moved to the U.S. in 1993, makes life-size fabric replicas of his homes. The CAC expects that, in Passage, his work will imaginatively complement Zaha Hadid's bold architecture.