Art Paris Art Fair : South Korea guest of honour, D-5 !


Leading on the event of March / April for modern and contemporary art in Paris, Paris Art Paris Art Fair is opening from the 31 March to the 3 April 2016. Under the nave of the Grand Palais a selection of Korean galleries in connection with the event France-year Korea, and cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries. An opportunity to discover the market of Korean art, galleries and artists. This fair brings together 145 galleries from twenty countries.

After Singapore and Southeast Asia, Art Paris Art Fair reaffirms its identity firmly focused on the East by hosting in 2016 Korea, a country whose contemporary art will be highlighted. Entrusted to the curator CHUN Sang-A, this invitation emphasizes the richness of the art scene of the « land of morning calm », including the emergence of a specific contemporary art in the 1980s and changes to the current turmoil. In the program, invited a Korean galleries platform came from Seoul, Busan and Daegu, lectures, performances, a video program. A blood-CHUN originated in South Korea, she works between Paris and Seoul. Since 2011, she deals for programming contemporary art exhibitions at the Korean Cultural Center in Paris, while conducting their independent projects for various art venues.

Nearly 80 artists are represented by galleries from Korea Seoul, Daegu and Paju and twenty western brands. The first modernist generation is also found as well Ungno Lee and the masters of abstract art related to the movement of Dansaekhwa, whose best-known ambassadors are present as Lee Ufan, Myeong-Ro Youn (Gana Art Gallery ). Comtapory figures established the Moon-Pil Shim (Lahumière Gallery and Gallery Shilla), Lee Bae (RX Gallery), Kwang Young Chun (Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art) or Boomoon (Flowers Gallery) are present. The emerging generation is also honored with Kiwon Park facilities (313 Art Project) and Yun Soo Kim (Gallery Soso), dreamlike sculptures MyeongBeom Kim (Galerie Paris-Beijing) or the graphic work of Min Jung Yeon ( Galerie Maria Lund).

Schedule around Korea :

– The will be 8 galleries of Seoul (313 Art Project, Gana Art, Paik hae Young, Park Ryu Sook Gallery Simon Gallery and uM), Daegu (Gallery Shilla) and Paju (Gallery Soso)

– 77 Korean artists presented on the whole fair including historical masters of abstraction ungno lee (Galerie Thessa herold) or Myeong-Ro Youn (Gana Art), stars as Lee Ufan (Gallery Rabouan Moussion), Lee Bae (Gallery rX), Kwang Young chun (Sundaram Tagore Gallery) or rising stars like Kiwon Park (313 Art Project), Kim Joon (Park ryu Sook Gallery), Osang Gwon (Galerie Paris Beijing)

– A monumental installation Kiwon Park « Flash WAll » (2014) at the entrance of the Grand Palais – Performance on « Rituals »

– A round table « Contemporary Korean Art: Mapping the past, illuminate the present, » which brings together the best experts of the Korean contemporary art scene at the Korean Cultural Center, 2 Avenue of Jena, 75116 Paris, Friday, April 1 from 6pm to 7:30pm.

From March 31 to April 4, 2016
(Opening March 23 from 6pm to 10pm, by invitation only)
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris, France
Opening hours :
Thrusday March 31, from 11:30am to 8pm
Friday April 1st, from 11:30am to 9pm
Saturday Paril 2nd, from 11:30am to 8pm
Sunday April 3rd, from 11:30am to 7pm

Official website: here


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