Towada Art Center is proud to present OK!, an art exhibition by brilliant South Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa. OK! coincides with the first anniversary of the opening of the museum, a pivotal part of the Arts Towada initiative.
Choi is one of Korea’s most dynamic and well-known contemporary artists, and his Flower Horse has become an iconic symbol of the Towada Art Center. With a philosophy of “art for everyone,” Choi consistently sends a message that art and culture can embrace all who embraces art and culture, not just an elite few. In OK! he “recycles” everyday goods such as rice bowls and plastic gadgets into art pieces. For many, this may invoke the essential questions “What is art?” and “Why is this art?”.
Choi is both an artist and a designer of buildings, furniture and furnishings. His work has been presented at numerous biennials including Liverpool (2004), Venice (2005), and Singapore (2006), as well as at Asia House, London (2006) and Wolverhampton (2007).
As a part of the exhibition, art pieces will be installed in various locations around the city including shops and public places, turning the city Towada into one gigantic gallery. OK! also marks Choi’s first solo show in Japan.