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Must See Top 10 International Galleries at Frieze Seoul 2023.

Pace Gallery

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth A10

Lawrence Weiner, ON THE LINE OFF THE LINE, 1997/2023. Language + the materials referred to. Dimensions variable © Lawrence Weiner Estate

Founded in 1960, Pace Gallery began as a representative of American East and West Coast art, focusing on early Abstract Expressionism and the Light and Space movement. Now boasting a history of over 60 years, the gallery continues to prioritize its unwavering support for artists, providing exhibition opportunities while extending its global presence through public installations, interdisciplinary projects, and more. In addition to New York, where its headquarters are currently located, Pace has gallery spaces in Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Geneva, Seoul and Palm Beach, and office and viewing room in Beijing.

In Frieze Seoul 2023, as a gallery introducing the most influential contemporary artists and past century works, Pace Gallery will make its debut presentation of work by the late artist Lawrence Weiner. A major figure in the international Conceptual art scene, Weiner proposed a radical new mode of creating that centered on questions of objecthood as it relates to both the maker and receiver of his work. Describing his medium as ‘language + the materials referred to,’ the artist made use of words, syntax, symbols, and typography as subjects unto themselves, presenting his pieces in carefully arranged compositions and orientations. In Frieze Seoul 2023, Pace will spotlight his “ON THE LINE OFF THE LINE” (1997) on its booth at the fair also including a new Bodyscape painting by Lee Kun-Yong, Two new paintings—“Searching” (2023) and “DEATH, DEATH, DEATH” (2023)—by Yoshitomo Nara, “Chariot Armor” (2023), a new painting by Robert Nava and so on.


Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth C 14

Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles © Gagosian

Established by Larry Gagosian in Los Angeles in 1980, Gagosian is a global gallery specializing in modern and contemporary art that has nineteen exhibition spaces across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Gagosian works with a diverse array of marquee living artists, including Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel and has presented unparalleled museum-quality exhibitions of works by artists such as Diane Arbus, Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Claude Monet, Henry Moore, Cy Twombly and so on.

In 2014, the exhibition 《Picasso and the Camera》, curated by art historian and Picasso biographer John Richardson, was a great success, gathering hundreds of thousands of audiences. Gagosian is also well known as the first gallery that established a publishing house that produces a vast range of catalogues raisonnés, monographs, artist’s books, scholarly exhibition catalogues, and limited editions.


Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth C8

Gladstone Gallery, New York © Gladstone

Gladstone is contemporary art gallery established by Barbara Gladstone in 1980. At that time, Barbara and Christian Stein, an Italian art dealer, collaborated to renovate the firehouse in SoHo and run the gallery called “Steingladstone” that had been concentrating exclusively on rarely seen installation works by both Italian and American artists. Among the works, James Turrell’s large purple hovering rectangle caught the eye as it seemed to fill the back wall of the gallery.

In 1991, Gladstone Gallery held Matthew Barney’s first New York solo show which is known for that the artist climbed the walls naked among sculptural implements that towed the line between medical harnesses and football equipment.

In 1996, the gallery teamed up with two other galleries, Metro Pictures and Matthew Marks Gallery, and moved to Chelsea, New York. Now Gladstone operated spaces at New York, Brussels and Seoul and participates in major art fairs working with more than 60 international artists including Anish Kapoor, Anicka Yi, Ian Cheng and Richard Prince.

Hauser & Wirth

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth A19

Allison Katz, In the House of Menander, 2023, Acrylic on linen. 105 x 90 x 3.6 cm © Allison Katz Photo: Damian Griffiths

Hauser & Wirth was founded in 1992 in Zurich by Iwan Wirth. As a family business with a global outlook, Hauser & Wirth has spaces in Hong Kong, London, New York, Southampton, Los Angeles, Somerset, Menorca, Monaco, Zurich, Gstaad, and St. Moritz. The gallery represents over 90 artists and estates who have been instrumental in shaping its identity and operates diverse range of activities that engage with art, education, conservation, and sustainability.

In its inaugural exhibition at Zurich in 1992, Hauser & Wirth united mobiles and gouaches by Alexander Calder with sculptures and paintings by Joan Miró. Since then, the gallery has continued to forge an academically rigorous, ambitious program of historic exhibitions, providing a natural home for a number of major 20th-century European and American artist estates, and encouraging a continued and engaging discourse around their oeuvres.

For Frieze Seoul 2023, Hauser & Wirth’s presents a group of contemporary and historical works by leading gallery artists, including Rita Ackermann, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Nicolas Party and more. The presentation also reflects the latest activities in the gallery program, with a focus on artists who recently joined the gallery, including Catherine Goodman, Camille Henrot, the Estate of Cathy Josefowitz, Allison Katz, Harmony Korine, Angel Otero and Daniel Turner.

Lehman Maupin

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth C11

David Salle, Tree of Life, Rival, 2023, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 202.6 x 141.6 x 6.7 cm (framed) © David Salle/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo by Matthew Herrmann

Lehmann Maupin, founded by Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin in 1996. represents a diverse range of contemporary artists and estates from around the world. Lehmann Maupin operates galleries in New York, Seoul, London, Palm Beach, Hong Kong introducing international artists in new geographies. As one of the first international galleries to establish a permanent space in Seoul six years ago, Lehmann Maupin is firmly committed to Korea and its artists, many of whom have been a pillar of the program since the gallery’s inception.

At Frieze Seoul 2023, Lehmann Maupin presents and celebrates the gallery’s Korean artists of historical significance, including Do Ho Suh, Lee Bul, and Sung Neung Kyung: Do Ho Suh’s ‘Scaled Behaviour’ series made through a complex process that involves robotics and 3D printing explores notions of the uncanny, Sung Neung Kyung’s acclaimed ‘Venue’ series(1985) that demonstrate the artist’s long-standing interest in the dynamic between language and power and a new “Perdu” painting by Seoul-based artist Lee Bul.

The booth will also spotlight work by international artists with current and forthcoming solo exhibitions in the gallery’s space in Seoul, including Loriel Beltrán and David Salle. In tandem with his solo exhibition 《World People》 at the gallery’s Seoul location, several new paintings by American artist, curator, and writer David Salle and new paintings by Venezuelan-American artist Loriel Beltránwill debut at the fair.

Other highlights include a large-scale copper panel work by Nari Ward, new paintings and sculptures by Korean artist Hong Soun, two new paintings by UK artist Billy Childish and a selection of new portrait paintings from London-based artist Chantal Joffe.

Lisson Gallery

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth A28

Tatsuo Miyajima, Time Waterfall-panel #10, 2018, Computer graphics, LED display, 336 x 64 x 32 cm, 132 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 12 5/8 in © Tatsuo Miyajima, courtesy Lisson Gallery.

Founded in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery stands as one of the contemporary art world’s most influential institutions with a profound international reach. From its inception, the gallery played an integral role in nurturing the pioneering works of early Minimalist and Conceptual artists, including notable figures such as Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Donal Judd, John Latham, and Sol LeWitt. Continuing to foster collaboration with artists from that era and beyond, Lisson Gallery has been instrumental in supporting and introducing over 60 international artists across diverse locales, spanning London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Beijing.

For instance, on its 20th anniversary, the gallery introduced a groundbreaking showcase of prominent British sculptors, featuring the likes of Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, and Anish Kapoor. Since the turn of the millennium, Lisson Gallery has concentrated not only on presenting globally acclaimed artists like Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, John Akomfrah, and Susan Hiller but also on spotlighting emerging talents of the contemporary art scene.

At Frieze Seoul 2023, Lisson Gallery’s presentation is set to encompass an array of artistic expressions. Alongside Tatsuo Miyajima’s immersive installation “Time Waterfall”, Anish Kapoor’s monumental sculptures, and Joanna Pousette-Dart’s evocative curved canvases, the gallery will offer a diverse spectrum of works. These will include creations by Cory Arcangel, Tony Cragg, Sarah Cunningham, Ryan Gander, Hugh Hayden, and more, forming a captivating mosaic of artistic visions.


Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth A1

View of Perrotin Paris © Perrotin

Founded in 1990 by Emmanuel Perrotin, Galerie Perrotin has established a prominent presence with exhibition spaces in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Dubai. The gallery is renowned for introducing the ambitious works of globally acclaimed artists and curating their expansive exhibitions. It annually participates in over 20 art fairs, including Art Basel, Frieze, Kiaf Seoul, Dallas Art Fair, and EXPO Chicago, garnering significant attention.

Perrotin collaborates with established and emerging artists hailing from more than 21 countries, and it has been fostering these relationships since 1993, particularly in Asia. This engagement began with a pivotal encounter with Murakami Takashi, showcasing his works at international art fairs in New York, which led to a long-standing collaboration.

Together, they have showcased Asian artists both within the continent and globally, demonstrating a dedication to nurturing strong ties between Asian artists and renowned international figures like Sophie Calle, Wim Delvoye, Xavier Veilhan, and Jean-Michel Othoniel.

Thaddaeus Ropac

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth C5

Thaddaeus Ropac, Seoul Fort Hill © Thaddaeus Ropac

Established in 1983, Thaddaeus Ropac represents over 60 contemporary artists worldwide, leveraging the unique characteristics of each exhibition space to curate over 40 exhibitions annually. With a commitment to enhancing the legacy of influential figures like Donald Judd, Joseph Beuys, Robert Rauschenberg, and Robert Mapplethorpe, who form the foundation of contemporary art, the gallery continuously contributes value. Consistently participating in major global art fairs, Thaddaeus Ropac places a strong focus on energizing both the primary and secondary art markets. 

Currently boasting exhibition spaces in London, Paris, Salzburg, and Seoul, the Seoul branch, inaugurated in 2021, embarked on a gallery expansion coinciding with the 2023 Frieze Seoul. The forthcoming exhibition during this period delves into the 20th-century art of Donald Judd and Joseph Beuys, rooted in their relationship with South Korea. The first floor of the gallery will showcase Beuys’ paper drawings, while the second floor will feature Judd’s three-dimensional sculptures and paintings.

White Cube

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth A18

Minoru Nomata, Ascending Descending-9, 2018 © White Cube

Established by Jay Jopling in 1993, White Cube stands as a contemporary art gallery representing over 60 artists and artist estates. Driven by the belief that art enriches public life, White Cube has established exhibition spaces in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and West Palm Beach. Its Seoul branch, poised to open this coming September in sync with the 2023 Frieze Seoul, embodies the same philosophy.

Over the past three decades, White Cube has emerged as one of the few galleries with a pivotal role in shaping artistic movements, presenting the most important and influential artists of our time while discovering emerging talents. From its founding year in 1993 until 2001, the gallery hosted 75 exhibitions by 75 artists, including the debut UK exhibitions of revered artists like Tracey Emin, Julie Mehretu, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Luc Tuymans. It also showcased late 20th-century titans such as Chuck Close, Lucian Freud, Elsworth Kelly, and Richard Prince.

Afterwards, White Cube has consistently opened galleries in locations in line with the needs and ambitions of its artists as well as the gallery’s evolving audience. The gallery now represents artists from 33 countries around the world, whilst always remaining true to its original ambition – to make the contemporary historic and the historic contemporary.

At the 2023 Frieze Seoul, White Cube will present significant works by artists such as Bram Bogart, Isamu Noguchi, Marguerite Humeau, Minoru Nomata, Tracey Emin, and Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. Notable pieces, like Tracey Emin’s “Open me again” (2008) and Marguerite Humeau’s new sculpture, will be featured in the main section of the booth. These works can also be encountered in the inaugural exhibition of White Cube Seoul, titled 《The Embodied Spirit》.

David Zwirner

Frieze Seoul 2023 : Booth B9

Katherine Bernhardt, Bacterium Run, 2023. Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 243.8 x 304.8 cm. © Katherine Bernhardt. Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner and Canada

David Zwirner is a contemporary art gallery with locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Hong Kong, and currently represents more than seventy artists and estates. The gallery has been home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres. and active in both the primary and secondary art markets,

At the 2023 Frieze Seoul, David Zwirner will inaugurate the debut exhibition of Katherine Bernhardt’s monotypes and paintings. Expanding the artist’s unique visual lexicon, these works feature iconic figures irreverently drawn from a pop vernacular, such as the Pink Panther, E.T. and characters from “The Muppet Show.”

Alongside these, the booth will present paintings by the Swedish artist Mamma Andersson, who recently participated in the 2023 Gwangju Biennale. Also on view will be significant works by Yayoi Kusama, including a painting from her ‘Infinity Nets’ series, a painting featuring her iconic pumpkin motif, and a self-portrait employing her characteristic polka dots. Additionally, David Zwirner will showcase works by artists like Josef Albers, Huma Bhabha, Suzan Frecon, Donald Judd, Joan Mitchell, Giorgio Morandi, Alice Neel, Gerhard Richter, and Richard Serra, among others.

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