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Art and Seoul: Sotheby’s Asia on the rise of the South Korean market

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Source: Prestige

Alez Branczik and Nick Buckley Wood of Sotheby’s Asia talk to Prestige about the rise of the South Korean market and an exhibition of work by the artists Banksy and Keith Haring, currently on show at the Paradise City resort in Incheon.

In Asia’s rapidly growing and evolving art market, South Korea and its capital, Seoul, are currently enjoying a “moment”. Just last month, artists, collectors and professionals from around the world descended upon the city for Kiaf Seoul and Frieze Seoul art fairs, while at the same time Sotheby’s opened its first office there.

Read more: https://www.prestigeonline.com/hk/uncategorized/art-and-seoul-sothebys-asia-on-the-rise-of-the-south-korean-market/

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‘Why should we care about names?’: the shape-shifting art of Lee Bul

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Source: The Guardian

Lee Bul has often found herself caught between opposing forces. Born in South Korea under the dictatorship in 1964, in a small city close to a military base, she witnessed the rapid modernisation of the nation, as well as sweeping political change.

She watched the American Forces Network on television without understanding English. “It has influenced me a lot,” she reflects over Zoom from her studio in Seoul. “I think the boundary between the east and the west is very blurry. It’s just that we are educated to see them as distinct.” She is quietly assertive, and though confident in English, has today chosen to speak through an interpreter to ensure precision in her words. She listens intently as they translate.

Read more: https://amp.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/mar/30/lee-bul-artist-south-korea-perdu-thaddeus-ropec

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