Seoul

Perrotin and Pace galleries announce Seoul expansions—while other Western dealers test Korean waters via group show

With the inaugural Frieze Seoul opening in September, more international gallerists are staking a claim in the city's rapidly expanding scene

Korea International Art Fair reveals 164 galleries for its 21st edition

Korea’s longest-running art fair will feature more than 100 Korean galleries and run concurrently with its satellite fair, Kiaf Plus, and the first edition of Frieze Seoul

Summer of Seoul: why the South Korean capital is a new art world hub

Plus, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize winner: a basket made with horsehair

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A basket woven from horsehair wins the 2022 Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in Seoul

The world's most lucrative craft prize was awarded to Korean weaver Dahye Jeong, who was selected by a jury including ceramicist Magdalene Odundo

Seoulnews

Frieze reveals the 118 galleries taking part in its inaugural Seoul fair

The global fair brand will bring an international flavour to the Korean capital when it debuts this September, but exact terms of its partnership with the Kiaf fair remain unclear

Lehmann Maupin gallery to move to larger space in Seoul’s Hannam-dong district, home to K-pop artists and movie stars

The US gallery is expanding its footprint in South Korea as young collectors boost a buzzing art scene

Art marketanalysis

'Local galleries need to wake up, learn to compete with the real deal': what Seoul's galleries think of the influx of international dealers

With a rash of blue-chip gallery openings, and a new Frieze fair, the South Korean capital’s star is on the rise

Frieze names Patrick Lee director of new Seoul fair

Currently the executive director of Hyundai gallery, Lee says there is a “long history of collecting culture” in the South Korean capital

Frieze got Seoul: fair to launch in South Korea next year

The first event, featuring 100 exhibitors, will run in September 2022 in partnership with Galleries Association of Korea

Thaddaeus Ropac is the latest Western gallery to open in Seoul

With its resilient economy through the pandemic, South Korea is attracting the art industry's attention, with rumours of Frieze launching a fair in Seoul next year

Berlin dealer Johann König opens new space in Seoul

Opening next month, the new space will include a sculpture garden on a roof terrace