GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA 2017, organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, is held in Seoul from September 21 – 24.
Being presented for the second time in 2017 following the previous year, GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA is a major international event in the field of contemporary art, highlighted by a number of the participating galleries and artists. Prominent international curators, gallerists, collectors, and art media are invited to participate in the core programs of GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA including : K-ART Fam Tour, K-ART Conversation, and Networking Reception throughout Seoul and Busan.

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)


September Edition

June Edition

Presented in partnership with ArtAsiaPacific(AAP) and Talking Galleries(TG), the K-ART Conversation, will feature leading art experts from international art market by delivering diverse issues impacting their field. The Panel Talks will be conducted in English with simultaneous Korean translation. This program is 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
Won June Yu
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 will also feature two Networking Receptions, in which the invited guests and Korean gallerists can expand international networks.

September Edition

‧ September 21, 6:30pm at Gallery Hyundai
‧ September 22, 7pm at Kukje Gallery
‧ September 23, 7pm at LEE EUGENE 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