Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Saw these two sculpture installations, both titled “HappyHappy,” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art by Korean artist Choi Jeon-Hwa, en route to the Pompei show (more later). Also free jazz that night. I’m so amazed at the LA cultural scene: totally racially integrated, huge crowds, kids, transvestites, the whole world enjoying art and jazz…
Anyway, the fence piece is interactive, inviting viewers to tie their own piece of plastic to the chain link. But it’s not magical in the way that the hanging plastic work is: you can walk through it and bump up against it, like some kind of colorful carwash. And it’s right next to the Chris Burden lampposts, creating this interesting conversation between gray concrete and colorful colanders.
Read a review here.