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‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum Ocula Report ‘An Opera for Animals’ at Rockbund Art Museum 19 Jul 2019 : Penny Liu for Ocula

An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...

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Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity Ocula Conversation Mandy El-Sayegh: Productive Ambiguity

Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House Ocula Report Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House 5 Jul 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...

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Choi Jeong Hwa

b. 1961, South Korea

Using a wide variety of materials- from shopping trolleys to video to food- Choi Jeong Hwa's playful practice comments on the priveleged status of art and its institution. His most well known installations are spectacular inflatable blooms. These colourful public works create a bridge between the modern world and the cosmological realm of Asian symbolism. The lotus, as a symbol of purity and divinity, is rewritten as an immortal icon of commodity culture. And avid collector of urban detritus, Choi Jeong Hwa is regarded as a founding member of the Korean Pop Art movement.

Featured Artworks

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Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2017 mixed media
240 x 110 x 110 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2017 mixed media
208 x 30 x 30 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2017 mixed media
245 x 30 x 30 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2018 mixed media
273 x 27 x 27 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2017 mixed media
210 x 30 x 30 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2018 mixed media
183 x 72 x 72 cm
P21
Flower Chandelier by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaFlower Chandelier, 2011 fabric, motors, LED lights
P21
Fruit Tree by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaFruit Tree, 2014-2018 fabric, motors, electrical accessories, steel frame
P21

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gallery Highlight at P21, Seoul
Closed
1 July–23 August 2018 Group Exhibition Gallery Highlight P21, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Choi Jeong Hwa, P21 Inaugural Exhibition_ Origin, Originality at P21, Seoul
Closed
22 September–22 October 2017 Choi Jeong Hwa P21 Inaugural Exhibition_ Origin, Originality P21, Seoul

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8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Related Press 8 highlights from the inaugural Honolulu Biennial 2017 Art Radar Journal : 5 April 2017

Held over nine sites and including 33 artists, the first edition of the Honolulu Biennial takes place between 8 March and 8 May 2017. Entitled Middle of Now | Here, the Biennial challenges the idea that Hawaiʻi is in 'the middle of nowhere'. Covering more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface, the Pacific is the largest unified living space on...

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Public art invades Anyang Related Press Public art invades Anyang The Korea Times : 27 October 2016

Among commercials screened at Anyang Station on Seoul Metro Line 1 is a video featuring Anyang citizens playing American rock band Guns N' Roses' Paradise City. This is video artist Park Bo-na's Paradise City, which aims to connect the past and present of Anyang with its future as a part of the city's efforts to encourage public...

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South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa combines Buddhism and pop culture at Kiasma Related Press South Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa combines Buddhism and pop culture at Kiasma Finland Today : 29 August 2016

True to the old-school Pop tradition of blending sincerity with irony, Choi Jeong-Hwa is an ambiguous artistic character. Attending the opening of his first exhibition in Finland this week, the South Korean artist cut a quietly charismatic and curiously graceful figure as he accompanied press around the opening of his exhibition, Happy Together....

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8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Related Press 8 highlights from the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Art Radar : 25 November 2015

On display from 21 November 2015 to 10 April 2016 at Brisbane’s Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), this year’s Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has a special focus on the role of performance with live performances, video, kinetic art, figurative painting and sculpture. Many of the artworks explore...

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