Choi Jeong Hwa: Happy Together

Fri 22.4. - Sun 18.9.

Happy Happy by the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa (b. 1961) takes the viewer into a colourful plastic jungle. A closer look reveals that the resplendent paradise consists in fact of chains of domestic appliances stretching from the ceiling to the floor.

Choi builds his large installations by combining local and Korean, new and old, unique and mass-produced elements, blending Korean pictorial tradition with global consumer culture. From ordinary consumer goods, such as colourful plastic vessels and cheap toys, Choi builds experiential and immersive spaces. At the same time, the works also call our attention to the materialism in which we live and the overabundance of goods, the ubiquity of plastic.

Choi finds inspiration in the chaos and beauty of the city and its people, he wants to bring something new and collectively shareable into the public space. The exhibition also includes a participatory work of art. Choi Jeong Hwa is one of the most famous contemporary artists in South Korea. He works on a broad front with visual arts as both an artist and a designer.

In co-operation with:

Helsingin Sanomat

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Mannerheiminaukio 2

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Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Mannerheiminaukio 2

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Opening hours:

Tue 10–17
Wed–Fri 10–20.30
Sat 10–18
Sun 10–17
Mon closed

Admission:
Adults 12 €
Under 18s free

Admission

Adults 12 €
Under 18s free

Admission is free on the first Friday of the month.

Concessions

Consessions 8 € (students, pensioners, conscripts, non-military servicemen)
Group ticket 10 € per person (min. 10 people)
Annual pass
14 € (art students and artists from Finland)
Annual pass 18 € (available to teachers from Finland)

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