It´s not that long time since I wasn't into contemporary art. Now I realise that it wasn't that I wouldn't understood it, I didn't let myself understand it. As I let myself understand it (not that I fully understood it) I started to truly enjoy it. Did BIGBANG´s T.O.P and G-Dragon affect the fact that I started to be more interested in art and contemporary art? I´m not going to lie, yes, they had a big impact. I saw their Instagrams filled with photos of art, they make it so cool. I´m not saying that art wouldn't be cool otherwise, it is really cool otherwise too, they just made me realise it. Although I don't care is what I like cool.

Few days ago I went to this contemporary art museum in Helsinki (Finland) called Kiasma. The main reason I went there was an exhibition of a South-Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa called “Happy Together.” It was wonderful, maybe even so far one of the best contemporary art exhibitions I have seen. I went also to see the other exhibitions in Kiasma, they too had many beautiful and interesting works of art.

Happy Happy (2015) - Choi Jeong Hwa

I could feel the happiness pouring from his artworks, and although they were filled with happiness there were also a lot of thought behind them.

Love Me (2013) – Choi Jeong Hwa

This one is so cute. Well, it’s huge pink/purple pig with moving wings filled with air, so at least for me it is not a surprise that it is cute.

Cosmos (We Are All Flowers) (2014) – Choi Jeong Hwa

"Your heart is my art."  - Choi Jeong Hwa

 

Flower Chandelier (2012) – Choi Jeong Hwa

Following are artworks by some other artist whose names I sadly don’t remember.

And then some more photos taken in Kiasma, not just artworks.

All the photos except the ones I'm in are taken by me.

- Sara Kauppila

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