Art Paris Art Fair Korea rises to the challenge

Although Korea gets the lion’s share of this year’s show, 80% of galleries are presenting work from other countries – around twenty in total – including, for the first time, Azerbaijan, Colombia and Iran. Dedicated to top-flight emerging international names, the Promises section is open to young galleries under five years old that have never taken part in Art Paris Art Fair, each of which are limited to three artists. But South Korea definitely steals the show this year with major exhibitions in Paris, at the Cernuschi museum and the Korean cultural center. International galleries and the art market can’t get enough of these artists whose star has been in the ascendant in recent years. But Art Paris Art Fair brings Korea’s vision of contemporary art into particularly sharp focus in a show curated by Sang-A Chun. “The advantage of the Grand Palais compared to other events is that it represents different generations of artists, from established names – such as the Dansaekhwa movement – to emerging artists.


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Our show gives you the chance to discover Korean art from A to Z”, explains Guillaume Piens, the fair’s creative director, before adding: “When you travel around South East Asia, you understand the impact of the Korean wave.” Within just thirty years, South Korea has grown into the world’s fifteenth biggest economy, and Art Paris Art Fair is devoting 20% of its fair to the country, showcasing 77 artists and eight national galleries, seven of which are visiting the fair for the first time. Inside the fair itself, each gallery has its own outlook, making for an exceptional display. RX and Françoise Livinec will be presenting major Dansaekhwa artists, including Lee Bae. The 313 Art Project, which has been present at Art Paris Art Fair for several years, and the Rabouan Moussion gallery, will be putting the spotlight on the ultra-famous Lee Ufan, whose work has been shown at Versailles. Over at the SoSo Gallery, visitors can explore the abstract blue paintings of Yun Soo Kim, a young woman who captures deserts and gusts of wind in a single brush stroke, while pieces by Ung-no Lee will be on show at the Thessa Herold gallery. This is the first time a South Asian country has had such a strong impact on an art fair.

March 31 to April 3. From 11:30am

By Anne Kerner. Photos : Know Park, Galerie RX, Galerie Gana Art, Galerie Thessa Herold, Galerie Rabouan Moussion - Published the

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