In commemoration of its 9th auction in Hong Kong, Seoul Auction is presenting a special lecture by the Korean curator, Jiyoon Lee on 'Korean Contemporary Artists in the Global Art Scene', followed by a guided tour of Seoul Auction's Preview Exhibition to our members.
The lecture will be an overview of major Korean contemporary artists and how they have come to prominence in today's international art scene. The preview exhibition of Seoul Auction will feature modern and contemporary art from major artists in Asia, as well as Europe and the US.
Established in 1998, Seoul Auction is the oldest and largest art auction firm in Korea. In 2008, the company opened a branch in Hong Kong, Seoul Auction HK Ltd., and since then, has successfully held eight major auctions dealing in global modern and contemporary art.
Jiyoon Lee is an adjunct professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea and the Founding Director of Suum Project, a contemporary art consultancy firm based in both Seoul and London. As one of the most recognized independent curators today, Lee has curated numerous exhibitions, including Korean Eye for the Saatchi Gallery, London and the Korean section of the Venice Biennale in 2009. Lee also serves as the Art Director for Art:Gwangju, a media-art fair based in Gwangju, Korea.