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Artist Choi Jeong Hwa Participates “When Forms Come Alive” at Hayward Gallery

Artist Choi Jeong Hwa ©Choi Jeong Hwa Studio

Choi Jeong Hwa is the only Korean artist among the 21 artists invited to participate in the group exhibition “When Forms Come Alive” at the Hayward Gallery in London, which opens on February 7.

Choi expresses his philosophy through everyday plastic products that he has collected from the earth over the past 30 years. As the French philosopher Roland Barthes said, “Plastic is the first alchemical object that allows everydayness, and everydayness is the reason for plastic’s existence.” Through plastic, a product of the Anthropocene, Choi has been expressing the philosophical words “awakening to art,” “life becomes a playground,” “respect for life,” and “the importance of life” in his art.

Installation view of “Choi Jeong Hwa: Happy Together” at Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, 2016) ©Choi Jeong Hwa Studio

Choi’s large-scale installations, such as Alchemy (2014-16) and Blooming matrix (2016-18), continue to be highly sought after by museums and galleries around the world. This exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery will feature 11 works from his Happy Together (2016) series.

“When Forms Come Alive” is a playful and energetic exhibition in which artists are inspired by movement and organic flow, whether it is the beauty of lines seen when choreographers dance in imitation of nature, or the free flow of melting metal to the interweaving of spider webs in nature. It features installations spanning six decades of contemporary art history and is presented in a unique gallery space that allows visitors to experience the movement of the artworks as they come to life.

In addition to Choi, the exhibition includes works by Ruth Asawa, Nairy Baghramian, Phyllida Barlow, Lynda Benglis, Michel Blazy, Paloma Bosquê , Olaf Brzeski, Tara Donovan, DRIFT, Eva Fàbregas, Holly Hendry, EJ Hill, Marguerite Humeau, Jean Luc Moulène, Senga Nengudi, Ernesto Neto, Martin Puryear, Matthew Ronay, Teresa Solar Abboud, Franz West, and 21 other international artists.

Choi’s large-scale installations, such as Alchemy (2014-16) and Blooming matrix (2016-18), continue to be highly sought after by museums and galleries around the world. This exhibition at London’s Hayward Gallery will feature 11 works from his Happy Together (2016) series.

“When Forms Come Alive” is a playful and energetic exhibition in which artists are inspired by movement and organic flow, whether it is the beauty of lines seen when choreographers dance in imitation of nature, or the free flow of melting metal to the interweaving of spider webs in nature. It features installations spanning six decades of contemporary art history and is presented in a unique gallery space that allows visitors to experience the movement of the artworks as they come to life.

In addition to Choi, the exhibition includes works by Ruth Asawa, Nairy Baghramian, Phyllida Barlow, Lynda Benglis, Michel Blazy, Paloma Bosquê , Olaf Brzeski, Tara Donovan, DRIFT, Eva Fàbregas, Holly Hendry, EJ Hill, Marguerite Humeau, Jean Luc Moulène, Senga Nengudi, Ernesto Neto, Martin Puryear, Matthew Ronay, Teresa Solar Abboud, Franz West, and 21 other international artists.

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