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Paris, Rome, Madrid – not only European cities are home to excellent art galleries and museums. Seoul has a multitude of spaces dedicated to art of all genres across the entire city. We take a look at some of the best.
Fans of contemporary art will enjoy exploring the works of Korean and international artists at the Kukje Gallery. Open since 1982, the gallery has become one of the leading venues for international art exhibitions, including Robert Mangold, Anselm Kiefer or Helen Fankenthaler. Besides giving people in Seoul the opportunity to appraise international art, Kukje Gallery also works hard to promote upcoming artists and give them exposure around the world.
Since 1970, Gallery Hyundai has been a leading venue in offering temporary and regular exhibitions on modern art. Located next to Gyeongbokgung Palace, the gallery is easily accessible for anyone touring Seoul even if it’s just for a short trip. Gallery Hyundai opens doors for Korean artists to gain international success and recognition. At the same time, the gallery also showcases works by international artists and introduces them to the Korean art scene.
French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin, who has galleries in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, recently opened a 590-square-foot showroom in Seoul. Galerie Perrotin has an exhibition of French artist Laurent Grasso and features works by New York-based pop street artist KAWS.
Another gallery of French origin with 11 international showrooms, Opera Gallery is one of Seoul’s most sophisticated art venues. Featuring collections of global artists from Europe to Asia, the gallery only showcases the best of the best. Whether its modern, contemporary or photography, Opera Gallery is the place to be to spend your money if you are looking to add a piece of art to your private collection.