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KIAF hones in on Asian art this year

The 13th edition of the Korea International Art Fair (KIAF) will focus on Asian artists, according to the Korea Galleries Association, which organizes the nation’s largest annual art convention.

This year, 186 galleries from 22 countries will offer approximately 3,500 paintings, sculptures, photos, installations and exhibition pieces by 900 artists, the association said on Monday.

“Before, we tended to focus on introducing American and European contemporary art to the local market through the fair,” said Pyo Mi-sun, head of KIAF’s operating committee. “This time, we have designated Southeast Asia as the guest region to introduce the region’s artists who are less known here but have great potential.”

Thirteen galleries from Southeast Asia, including Singapore’s STPI and Indonesia’s Edwin’s Gallery, will present about 200 works at the fair.

The event’s special media art show, “Art Flash,” will feature Han Sungpil and Lee Myoung-ho.


Admission is 15,000 won ($13.30) for adults. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., but closing time is 5 p.m. on the last day. Go to Samseong Station, line No. 2, exit 5 or 6. For details, visit or call (02) 766-3702-4.

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