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Upcoming Frieze Seoul to feature Asian galleries, Kiaf Seoul to show art at Incheon airport

Freeze Soul and Kiafu Soul will hold a joint press conference in Seoul on Monday. (Park Yuna/The Korea Herald)

The upcoming Freeze Seoul and Kyiv Seoul bring more than 350 galleries from around the world to Seoul, where art patrons, museum goers and collectors come to see art and explore the city’s vibrant pop culture scene. .

Frieze Seoul and Kiaf Seoul will launch their collaboration on September 2nd at Coex in South Seoul. One ticket gives you access to both Kyiv Soul and Freeze Soul. According to the Korea Gallery Association, advance tickets were sold out as soon as they went on sale.

Frieze Seoul, the first Frieze event to be held in Asia, will feature Asian galleries such as Manila-based Drawing Room, Tokyo-based Anomaly and Maho Kubota Gallery, as well as Seoul-based galleries such as Kukje. will participate. Gallery, Gallery Hyundai, Johyun Gallery.

“Initially, we wanted to have representatives of galleries from Asia,” said Patrick Lee, director of Freeze Soul, at a joint press conference held in Seoul on Monday. I am very happy to have reached it.

Freeze Soul includes exhibitions by some of the world’s most established galleries. Gagosian presents works by renowned contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Urs Fischer and Takashi Murakami, while Perrotin Gallery presents “The Encyclopedia of Invisibility,” a solo exhibition by Bahamian-born conceptual artist Tavares Strachan. To do. Zurich-based Hauser & Wirth presents works by Louise Bourgeois, George Condo and Mark Bradford.

Starting August 26th, Frieze will operate a virtual viewing room for the first time at the festival in collaboration with Vortic, a virtual reality platform dedicated to art. View participating galleries and programs from Freeze Souls in the Freeze Viewing Room, available on Oculus VR headsets.

A 20-year-old art fair, Kiaf Seoul showcases established Korean galleries and international galleries from 17 countries. In addition, in cooperation with Incheon Airport, a special exhibition “We connect, Art & Future, Kiaf and Incheon Airport” will be held at Terminal 1 for foreign tourists visiting Korea to create a festive atmosphere. Shown on 14 large screens.

Kiaf Plus, a satellite art fair at the Seoul Trade Exhibition & Convention (Setek), showcases 73 relatively new galleries from 11 countries that have opened over the past five years.

Kiaf Plus will hold an NFT art exhibition, so NFT art will also have a presence.

“Kiaf Seoul will feature works by young and up-and-coming artists this year. The NFT art exhibition will be another highlight,” said Do Hyung-teh, vice president of the Korea Gallery Association. says.

Meanwhile, a talk program will be held from September 3rd to 5th on the 2nd floor of COEX, inviting artists and art professionals. Speakers for the nine sessions included Suhanya Raffel, Director of the M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Aaron Seeto, Director of Museum MACAN in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Art He Curator in Switzerland. , media artist Lee Jin-joon, who is a professor at KAIST.

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