Sea Lives

Fri 19.8. - Sun 28.8.


During the Night of the Arts, recycled plastic receives new life as part of Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s marine installations. On display for the first time in Finland, Choi’s colourful art blends Korean tradition with the urban way of the world and global consumer culture. The cheeky ensemble of works constructed in Senate Square invites you to peek inside and draws your attention to marine protection and the gigantic plastic rafts that have been spotted floating on the world’s oceans.

Helsinki Festival and Helsingin Sanomat invite all city residents to join in creating huge marine animals. In workshops during August, recycled plastic bags may be formed into a piece of a fin or an octopus’ tentacle. Recycled material will be collected starting in the spring in co-operation with the city residents.

Mon 15th – Tue 16th August at noon–6pm Kanneltalo
Wed 17th – Thu 18th August at noon–6pm Malmitalo
Fri 19th August at noon-6pm, Sat 20th at 10am–4pm Stoa
Mon 22nd – Wd 24th at 11am–7pm Senate Square
Thu 25th at 11am–6pm Senate Square

The workshops are open to everyone, no registration required. Welcome!

The installation is open at Senate Square 25–28 August

Opening hours:
Thu 25.8. 18–23
Fri 26. – Sun 28.8. 10-22


In partnership with:

Helsingin Sanomat

The recycling of the installation is handled by Ekokem.



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