Korean galleries show off at Art Basel Hong Kong
Kukje, one of the five Korean galleries participating in the fair’s main “Galleries” sector, is also presenting Kimsooja’s installation work “Deductive Object” in the “Encounters” sector for large-scale sculptures and installations. The Korean artist was given the Asia Society’s 2017 Asia Arts Award with three other famous artists, including Japan’s Hiroshi Sugimoto.
Kukje is also presenting the archive of Kwon Young-woo, a dansaekhwa, or Korean monochrome painting, artist at “the Kabinett sector,” which Art Basel Hong Kong introduced this year after the section’s success at the fair’s Miami Beach edition last year.
Other major Korean galleries - Arario, Hakgojae, One and J and PKM - present their artists’ works at the main “Galleries” sector. The “Insights” section focused on Asian artists, features four Korean galleries - 313, EM, Leeahn and Park Ryu Sook.
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