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Flim-Flam And Fabrication

An Interview with Choi Jeong-Hwa

BY James B. Lee

CHOI JEONG-HWA, Room with a View, 1994, (detail) round plates, brass rice bowls, ornamental statues of trophies, chandelier, 400 x 1 O0 x 100 cm. Collection the artist.

Marked by a cultivated insouciance, a flair for the theatrical and a playful, off-kilter take on the mishmash culture of urban Korea, Choi Jeong-Hwa's visually provocative work, both in art and commercial design, has long been a focus of attention among Seoul's hip, young, underground circles. In fact, Choi had a big hand in…

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