Art and Seoul

Thaddaeus Ropac will open its first gallery outside Europe in the Korean capital

Austrian contemporary art specialists Thaddaeus Ropac will open a new gallery in Seoul, with its inaugural exhibition due to open early Autumn 2021.

With galleries in Paris, London and Salzburg, its first outlet outside of Europe is located in Hannam-dong district, Seoul’s art hub. The 750 sqm space is situated on the first floor of the Fort Hill building, which was awarded the Korean National Architecture Award and the Seoul Architecture Award in 2011. Featuring glass-panelled windows and a layout that nods to the original structures of its surroundings, the gallery is close to the National Museum of Korea, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and Amorepacific Museum of Art.

Thaddaeus Ropac and its artists have a longstanding history with Seoul, dating back to 2007 and Georg Baselitz’s first exhibition in Korea at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea. In the same year, the gallery began representing Lee Bul, one of the leading Korean artists of her generation. In 2018, its Marcel Duchamp exhibition was shown at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul while Alex Katz: Models & Dancers was presented at the Lotte Museum of Art. ropac.net

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