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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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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, 2018 acrylic bowls, stainless steel, LED lights
30 x 30 x 213 cm
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Breathing Flower by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaBreathing Flower, 2019 Fabric, electric blower, LED light
200 x 200 cm
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Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2018 buoys
210 x 23 x 23 cm
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Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2019 Stacked buoys
214 x 23 x 23 cm
P21
Alchemy by Choi Jeong Hwa contemporary artwork
Choi Jeong HwaAlchemy, 2018 mixed media
214 x 30 x 30 cm
P21
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, 2018 mixed media
204 x 30 x 30 cm
P21

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Choi Jeong Hwa, Heemin Chung, Sueyon Hwang, Chunghyung Lee, Group Show at P21, Seoul
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18 September–6 October 2019 Choi Jeong Hwa, Heemin Chung, Sueyon Hwang, Chunghyung Lee Group Show P21, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Gallery Highlight at P21, Seoul
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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
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22 September–22 October 2017 Choi Jeong Hwa P21 Inaugural Exhibition_ Origin, Originality P21, Seoul

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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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