Name of Work:
If You Feel Something, Say Something

Wooden subway bench, upholstered / 136”w x 19”d x 31”h

About the Work:
It is nothing new – it is nothing but the old subway bench that you've ignored since the first time you rode it. Yet, after the grave moments that 2020 has offered us, it becomes a therapy couch, of sorts: softer, cleaner, more good-looking. Inviting you to sit down, to feel comfortable. Sometimes, it is the everyday objects like the classic subway bench that remind us how much we, and the city at once and together, have overcome.

About the Studio:
Duyi Han’s experimental practice creates scenes and objects as perceptual experiences through digital images and physical constructions. His work is based on extensive research on the evolution of design and aesthetics, and musings on the “ingredients of beauty” as they pertain to society, culture, history, geography and the like. He holds a B. Arch. from Cornell University and has worked at Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland.