With Aesoon Ahn, artistic director of the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company and choreographer of Bul-ssang, that will be presented at Teatro Goldoni of Florence on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June Jeong-Hwa Choi, visual artist and creator of the installation that is part of the performance Pierangelo Conte, Opera di Firenze artistic coordinator Luca Dini, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa Riccardo Lami, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Being as one of most significant Korean choreographers of contemporary dance, AesoonAhn, artistic director of KNCDC, always has been interested in the aesthetics drawn from Korean identity, history and culture. In seeking to develop Korean contemporary dance as a choreographer, Ahn’s multicultural approach gave rise to dance that reflects Korean identity, history, and culture. This artistic vision naturally leads to successful experimentation with topics and messages that are highly relevant in contemporary Korean society.
Jeong-Hwa Choi, born 1961, is considered a leading member in Korean Pop art. His works explore everyday, mass produced plastic materials as a celebration of abundance, using these often kitsch materials as a reflection of our consumerism and throw away cultural attitudes to these objects.
He uses these objects repeatedly within large installation spaces, filled with bright colours that promote a sense of magical wonder.