Saturday 23 & Sunday 24
September 2017
Coex Convention Centre, Seoul

A partnership betweeen Talking Galleries and Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) / Gallery Weekend Korea 2017

Talking Galleries is proud to partner with Gallery Weekend Korea for second time to organize a programme of talks to take place on the occasion of the Gallery Weekend Korea 2017 that will celebrate its second edition from Thursday 21 thru Sunday 24 of September 2017.

K–ART CONVERSATION / TALKING GALLERIES SEOUL a series of five International Panel Talks featuring Korean and international leading gallerists, collectors, art dealers, auctioneers, curators, and journalists in the world of contemporary art to share their expertise and ideas with a range of diverse themes and participants.

The talks will be conducted in English with simultaneous translation into Korean. Free public access.


Saturday 23 

1~2:30 pm | “TG Talk: New Business Models for Galleries and New Ways of Collaborations”

Claes Nordenhake, Founder & Director of Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin/ Stockholm
Adam Sheffer, Partner and Sales Director, Cheim & Read, New York and President of the Art Dealers Association of America
Moderated by Jeffrey Boloten, Co-Founder and Managing Director of ArtInsight Ltd.

In the growing globalized art world, galleries must draw up new strategies to adapt to new environments. Galleries have realized that there is an urgent need to join forces and work together from a strategic point of view, adopting some new formulas: joint initiatives, pop-up galleries, online projects, among others. This conversation will bring together renowned gallerists from different contexts to share their experience and their view on alternative business models for galleries today.


Claes Nordenhake

Founder & Director of Galerie Nordenhake

Adam Sheffer

Partner and Sales Director, Cheim & Read; President, Art Dealers Association of America

Jeffrey Boloten

Co-Founder & Managing Director of ArtInsight

3~4:30 pm | “Collector’s Talk: Asia Highlights”

Richard Chang, art collector
Uli Sigg, art collector
Moderated by Clara Kim, Chief Curator of Tate Modern

Both prominent collectors, Uli Sigg and Richard Chang, present their own art collections and aesthetic aspects of Asian and Korean art, in addition to exploring areas such as how to start contemporary art collection and what attracts them. The round-table with the panelists is led by Clara Kim, chief curator of Tate Modern in London as a moderator.

Uli Sigg

Art collector

Richard Chang

Art collector

Clara Kim

Chief Curator of Tate Modern, London

5~6:30 pm | “What’s Next? The Future of Asian Art Market” 

Clare McAndrew, Managing Director of Arts Economics
Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel
Moderated by Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Journalist, Financial Times and The Art Newspaper, London

Front-row participants:
Amy Sherlock, Deputy Editor of Frieze
Filipa Ramos, Chief Editor of Art Agenda

This conversation aims at providing an overview of the present and future of Asian art in the global art market, addressing a question “Is Asian content competitive enough in the global art market?”

Clare McAndrew

Managing Director of Arts Economics

Adeline Ooi

Director Asia, Art Basel

Melanie Gerlis

Art Market Columnist, Financial Times, London

Filipa Ramos

Chief Editor of Art Agenda

Amy Sherlock

Deputy Editor of Frieze

Sunday 24

1~2:30 pm | “Asian Abstract Art Talk: A Closer Look into Asian Abstract Art”

Emerson Wang, Curator & Art Critic
Shoichi Hirai, Senior Curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
David Joselit, Professor of CUNY
Moderated by Jung-Ah Woo, Associate Professor of POSTECH

This panel discussion explores the specificity of contemporary abstract art, by focusing on East Asia and, in particular, the regions of Korea, China, and Japan. This session offers a platform for dynamic dialog among Korean and international professionals specializing in contemporary Asian abstract art such as Dansaekhwa, Gutai, and the Fifth Moon Group movement since the 1960s.


Emerson Wang

Curator & Art Critic

Shoichi Hirai

Senior Curator, Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

David Joselit

Professor of CUNY

Jung-Ah Woo

Associate Professor of POSTECH

3~4:30 pm | “How Collectible Is Media Art?”

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
Moderated by Won Joon Yoo, Director & Founder of Alice On

Front-row participant:
Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
, UK editor for Artnet

How practical is it to buy media artworks—which are more easily reproducible and more ephemeral than painting or sculpture? The panel discussion addresses the worth and value of collecting media art, both for private and for institutional collections. This session consists of Korean and international curators, art critics, and collectors in the field of media art.

Filipa Ramos

Chief Editor of Art Agenda

Mark Tribe

Chair of Fine Arts Dept. of the School of Visual Arts

McKenzie Wark

Professor of Culture and Media in Liberal Studies at The New School

Won Joon Yoo

Director & Founder of Alice On

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

UK editor for Artnet


At COEX Convention Center, Seoul (First floor)
in front of the KIAF Exhibition Hall

About Gallery Weekend Korea and KAMS

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.

GALLERY WEEKEND KOREA 2017, hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and organized by Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) will run concurrently with Korea International Art Fair from September 21st to the 24th in Seoul. This synergy will afford 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.

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