Launched in 2016, GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA is a premier international event in the field of contemporary art. Prominent international curators, gallerists, collectors, and art professionals will also engage in GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA’s core programming, which includes: K-ART Conversation, networking receptions, and K-ART FAM Tour throughout Seoul. These activities seek to inspire attendees to participate more fully in cultural, and creative exchanges though immersion in the country’s rich artistic milieu.
K-ART FAM Tour
To highlight the vitality of Korea’s contemporary art scene, the K-ART FAM Tour offers guided tours of Seoul’s participating art galleries, museums, art institutions, and international art fair, tailored exclusively for visiting international VIP guests.
- Participating Galleries
Gallery BATON, Gallery CHOSUN, Gallery EM, Gallery KONG, Gallery LUX, LEE EUGEAN Gallery, LEEHWAIK Gallery, PARK RYU SOOK Gallery
Presented in partnership with Talking Galleries (TG), K-ART Conversation is a series of international panel talks taking place from September 23rd to the 24th on the first floor of Seoul COEX (in front of the KIAF Exhibition Hall); the venue provides the public free access. The five panel talks are entitled “Galleries Talk by TG”, “Collectors Talk”, “Media Outlet Talk”, “Asian Abstract Art Talk”, and “Media Art Talk”. In these discussions, various members of the international art market (e.g., national and international art dealers, collectors, journalists, art fair directors, and critics) will deliberate upon diverse issues impacting their respective fields. The K-ART Conversation will be conducted in English with simultaneous Korean translation. For the full schedule of K-ART Conversation, click here.
Featured panelists include:
Galleries Talk by TG - Adam Sheffer, President of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) / Claes Nordenhake, Founder of Galerie Nordenhake / Jeffrey Boloten, Course Leader for Art & Business Programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Collectors Talk - Uli Sigg, Swiss-based Collector / Richard Chang, New York-based Collector / Clara Kim, Chief Curator of Tate Modern, London
Media Outlet Talk - Clare McAndrew, Founder of Arts Economics / Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Columnist and Contributor for the Financial Times /, Adeline Ooi, Director of Art Basel Hong Kong / Filipa Ramos, Editor-in-Chief of Art Agenda / Amy Sherlock, Deputy Editor of Frieze Magazine
Asian Abstract Art Talk - David Joselit, Professor of Art History at CUNY / Emerson Wang, Former Executive Director of Art Taipei / Shoichi Hirai, Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / Jung-Ah Woo, Associate professor of Humanities & Social Sciences at POSTECH.
Media Art Talk - Mark Tribe, Chair of MFA Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts / Filipa Ramos, Editor-in-Chief of Art Agenda / McKenzie Wark, Professor of Media Art at The New School, NYC / Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, UK Editor at Artnet / Won Joon Yoo, Director and Founder of Alice On
GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA will also feature three networking receptions, to be held at 7:00 each evening at Dugahun by Gallery Hyundai (Sept. 21), Kukje Gallery (Sept. 22), and LEE EUGEAN Gallery (Sept. 23).
For further information and full programming highlights, please visit