On 29 June, Frieze introduced the main points of the primary version of its artwork honest in Seoul, South Korea. So for this final episode of the present season, we’re exploring the artwork scene and market within the Korean capital.
Ben Luke talks to the artwork historian and curator Jiyoon Lee about modern artwork in Seoul and past, and the origins of the present artwork scene in Nineties globalisation.
The Artwork Newspaper’s affiliate editor, Kabir Jhala, speaks to 2 gallerists—Joorhee Kwon, deputy director on the Kukje Gallery and Emma Son, senior director at Lehmann Maupin, concerning the rising market and collector base, and the impact Frieze might have on the prevailing scene.
And this episode’s Work of the Week is Dahye Jeong’s A Time of Sincerity, a basket made with horsehair that this week gained the Loewe Basis Craft Prize. Kabir talks to the artistic director on the trend model Loewe, Jonathan Anderson, about Jeong’s piece.
• Frieze Seoul, COEX, Seoul, 2-5 September.
• The Area Between: The Fashionable in Korean Artwork, Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork, 11 September-19 February 2023.
• The 2022 Loewe Basis Craft Prize, Seoul Museum of Craft Artwork, till 31 July.