Gallery Weekend Korea 2017

Gallery Weekend Korea 2017

Gallery Weekend Korea

September 6, 2017

September 21–24, 2017

Gallery Weekend Korea

Gallery Weekend Korea 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS), will run concurrently with Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) from September 21 to 24 in Seoul.

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. 

Programming highlights 

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

K-ART Conversation 
Presented in partnership with Talking Galleries (TG), K-ART Conversation is a series of international panel talks taking place from September 23 to 24 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

Networking receptions
Gallery Weekend Korea will also feature three networking receptions, to be held at 7pm each evening at Dugahun by Gallery Hyundai (September 21), Kukje Gallery (September 22), and Lee Eugean Gallery (September 23).

For further information and full programming highlights, please visit

Press contact: Korea Arts Management Service, T +82 2 2098 2929 / gwk [​at​]

Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
Established in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) is a non-profit public arts and cultural foundation affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. Its mission is to vitalize the international exchange of Korean contemporary art and to serve as a bridge between the Korean and international art markets. KAMS also actively promotes the development of various networks within the art world. For further information, please visit

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