Visitors admire a work by Korean artist Do Ho Suh at Frieze Seoul. The art fair’s success has cemented South Korea’s status as a player in the global art market. Photo: Frieze Seoul
Visitors admire a work by Korean artist Do Ho Suh at Frieze Seoul. The art fair’s success has cemented South Korea’s status as a player in the global art market. Photo: Frieze Seoul
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K-pop, K-dramas, K-movies, now art: is Seoul the cultural hub of Asia? Frieze art fair’s debut there at least suggests South Korean capital can be regional centre for art trade

  • Does the success of Frieze Seoul make the South Korean capital Asia’s cultural hub, as its mayor says? It certainly affirms its role in the global art market
  • With 450 registered galleries, and international players favouring Seoul for its ‘feeling of stability’, the capital’s art scene looks set to continue growing

Visitors admire a work by Korean artist Do Ho Suh at Frieze Seoul. The art fair’s success has cemented South Korea’s status as a player in the global art market. Photo: Frieze Seoul
Visitors admire a work by Korean artist Do Ho Suh at Frieze Seoul. The art fair’s success has cemented South Korea’s status as a player in the global art market. Photo: Frieze Seoul

Corrected [10:14am, 13 Sep, 2022]

  • [10:14am, 13 Sep, 2022]

    Lehmann Maupin opened its gallery in Seoul in 2017, not 2020

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