Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.  Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.
Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.
Art

Seoul emerging as Asia art hub at the expense of Hong Kong, where law’s heavy hand is increasingly felt and rents are high

  • International art dealers now see Seoul as the beachhead market in Asia for selling to big-ticket collectors, and more have been opening or expanding there
  • Some have scaled back or left Hong Kong, where the spectre of censorship looms and several galleries were recently told they were in breach of licensing rules

Topic |   Art
Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.  Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.
Austrian art gallery owner Thaddeaus Ropac had been expected for years to open his first Asian branch in Hong Kong. Now he has chosen to open in Seoul, South Korea, where several other international galleries have branches.
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