Seoul: 6 must-see shows  by Elliat Albrecht

Seoul: 6 must-see shows

Elliat Albrecht

From internet-inspired paintings to sprawling, conceptual installations and tongue-in-cheek sculptures, activity in Seoul's galleries is perking up this season


Installation view of Gina Beavers' exhibition ‘Passionaries’, 2021, at Various Small Fires, Seoul. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles and Seoul.
Installation view of Gina Beavers' exhibition ‘Passionaries’, 2021, at Various Small Fires, Seoul. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles and Seoul.
Installation view of Gina Beavers' exhibition ‘Passionaries’, 2021, at Various Small Fires, Seoul. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles and Seoul.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1981. © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Image provided by Kukje Gallery, Seoul and Busan.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1981. © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Image provided by Kukje Gallery, Seoul and Busan.
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, 1981. © The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Image provided by Kukje Gallery, Seoul and Busan.
Left: Cecilia Vicuña, Niña Mapuche, 1975-2021. Right: Girl with Book and Gun, 1975-2021. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York City, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.
Left: Cecilia Vicuña, Niña Mapuche, 1975-2021. Right: Girl with Book and Gun, 1975-2021. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York City, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.
Left: Cecilia Vicuña, Niña Mapuche, 1975-2021. Right: Girl with Book and Gun, 1975-2021. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York City, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.
Left: Kyung Ryul Park, Picture 3, 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Right: Haneyl Choi, Daddy, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Left: Kyung Ryul Park, Picture 3, 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Right: Haneyl Choi, Daddy, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Left: Kyung Ryul Park, Picture 3, 2020. Courtesy of the artist. Right: Haneyl Choi, Daddy, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.
Choi Byung-so, Untitled 016000, 2016. © the artist and Arario Gallery, Seoul, Cheonan, and Shanghai.
Choi Byung-so, Untitled 016000, 2016. © the artist and Arario Gallery, Seoul, Cheonan, and Shanghai.
Choi Byung-so, Untitled 016000, 2016. © the artist and Arario Gallery, Seoul, Cheonan, and Shanghai.

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