KIAF 2018 ART SEOUL
Exhibition Dates: October 4 (Thurs.) – October 7 (Sun.), 2018
Exhibition Venue: COEX 1F, Halls A&B
Booth: Kukje Gallery booth A27
Kukje Gallery will also participate in KIAF 2018 ART SEOUL (hereafter KIAF), which will take place from October 4 to October 7, 2018, in halls A and B at COEX, located in Samseong-dong, Seoul. Organized by the Galleries Association of Korea and celebrating its 17th anniversary, KIAF is Korea’s largest art fair and features contemporary art from galleries from all over the world. KIAF is widely regarded as an art fair that not only brings together the Korean art scene but also Asia’s major collectors and art professionals. The upcoming iteration of KIAF will also host a series of public conversations about topical subjects including the art market today, as well as organize a special exhibition in collaboration with the Gwangju Biennale.
Kukje Gallery is a regular participant in KIAF and the booth this year will include major Korean artists including Kwon Young-Woo’s white hanji (Korean paper) works from the 1980s, Park Seo-Bo’s Ecriture series, Lee Ufan’s From Line (No. 790105) (1979), and Kim Yong-Ik’s dot paintings from the 1990s. The gallery’s booth will also include select works by an international roster of artists including the New York-based artist Roni Horn’s Remembered Words drawing series created from 2012 to 2013; Ugo Rondinone’s new work titled the none (2018), which features the artist’s uncanny formal mix of painting and sculpture; the French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel’s Purple Lotus (2015) which explores the infinite colors and artistic possibilities of glass; Julian Opie’s works that capture the most primal human actions of walking and running; and Candida Höfer’s photographs of places focused on the pursuit of enlightenment such as Villa Borghese Roma VIII 2012 and Cuvilliés-Theater München II 2009.
Based in Seoul, Kukje Gallery is currently holding a solo exhibition of Yoo Youngkuk titled Yoo Youngkuk: Colors from Nature. Yoo is regarded as one of the founders of Korean abstraction along with his peer Kim Whanki, and is best known for his vibrant vocabulary that distills the Korean natural landscape into basic formal elements of point, line, plane, and color. The exhibition will remain open through October 21, 2018.