MAXXI displays Golden Lotus in Rome city centre

MAXXI to unveil giant work by Korean artist in Piazza S. Silvestro.

Rome’s MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI will display a giant work by Korean Choi Jeong-Hwa in the capital's Piazza di S. Silvestro from 29 January until 1 February.

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Entitled Golden Lotus, the ten-metre-wide gold installation has petals that "breathe" by inflating and deflating, and is part of the Transformers exhibition which runs at MAXXI until 28 March.

The group show features works by four international artists who examine contemporary visual culture and how it interacts with the advances in modern technology.

Golden Lotus will be inaugurated in Piazza S. Silvestro at midday on 29 January, in the company of Jeong-Hwa, MAXXI director Giovanni Melandri and Korean ambassador Yong-joon Lee.

The project is being conducted in collaboration with the capital and the embassy of Korea, and MAXXI describes it has strengthening the relationship between the museum and its host city.