GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) ran concurrently with Korea International Art Fair from September 21st to the 24th in Seoul. This synergy afforded attendees a special opportunity to experience the diversity of Korea’s burgeoning art scene.                                                                             Launched in 2016, GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA is a premier international event in the field of contemporary art. Invited prominent international curators, gallerists, collectors and art professionals will engage in the event’s core programing, which includes: K-ART FAM Tour (VIP Art Tours throughout Seoul), K-ART Conversation (International Panel Talks), and networking receptions.

September Edition
Venue: Galleries in Seoul, Korea International Art Fair
Date: Sep. 21(thu) – Sep. 24(sun)

June Edition
Venue: Galleries in Seoul and Busan, National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Art Busan
Date: Jun. 1(thu) – Jun. 4(sun)


Presented in partnership with ArtAsiaPacific(AAP) and Talking Galleries(TG), the K-ART Conversation featured leading art experts from international art market by delivering diverse issues impacting their field. The panel talks were conducted in English with simultaneous Korean translation. The program was free and open to the public.

September Edition

Date/Time Venue Panelist Moderator
Talking Galleries Talk Sept.23(Sat)
Coex, Seoul
Claes Nordenhake
Founder & Director of Galerie Nordenhake
Adam Sheffer
President of the Art Dealers Association of America
Jeffrey Boloten
Co-Founder & Managing Director of Art Insight Ltd.
Collector’s Talk Sept.23(Sat)
Uli Sigg
Art Collector
Richard Chang
Art Collector
Clara Kim
Chief Curator of Tate Modern
Media Outlet Talk Sept.23(Sat)
Clare McAndrew
Founder & Director of Arts Economics
Adeline Ooi
Director of Art Basel Hong Kong
Melanie Gerlis
Art market columnist & contributor of Financial Times
Asian Abstract Art Talk Sept.24(Sun)
Emerson Wang
Curator & Art Critic
Shoichi Hirai
Senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
David Joselit
Professor of CUNY
Jung-Ah Woo
Associate professor of POSTECH
Media Art Talk Sept.24(Sun)
Mark Tribe
Chair of Fine Arts Dept. of the School of Visual Arts
Filipa Ramos
Editor-in-Chief of Art Agenda
McKenzie Wark
Professor of Culture and Media in Liberal Studies at The New School
Won Joon Yoo
Director & Founder of Alice On

June Edition
“Does Identity Matter in the Marketplace?“

Date/Time Venue Panelist Moderator
Jun. 3(sat)
Seoul National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Lecture Room1
David Elliott
Curator & Author
Wiyu Wahono
Tsong-zung Chang
Director of Hanart TZ Gallery
Emma Son
Director of Gallery EM
Elaine W. Ng
Editor of ArtAsiaPacific
Jun. 4(sun)
Busan Art Busan BEXCO Exhibition Center I

GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA also featured two Networking Receptions, in which the invited guests and Korean gallerists expanded international networks.

September Edition

‧ September 21, 7pm at Gallery HYUNDAI
‧ September 22, 7pm at KUKJE Gallery
‧ September 23, 7pm at LEE EUGEAN Gallery

June Edition

‧ June 2, 6-8pm at PYO Gallery
‧ June 3, 7-9pm at KUKJE Gallery

Established in 2006, the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) is a non-profit public arts and cultural foundation affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. Its mission is to vitalize the international exchange of Korean contemporary art and to serve as a bridge between the Korean and international art markets. KAMS also actively promotes the development of various networks within the art world. For further information, please visit