K-pop, K-beauty, K-dramas and now, K-art. The obsession with everything Korean kontinues with the second edition of Frieze Seoul taking place from 6-9 September 2023 at COEX, right in the middle of Seoul’s Gangnam district. Running concurrently with Kiaf Seoul 2023 (Korean International Art Fair), this year’s edition of the international art fair features over 120 of the world’s leading galleries, including local exhibitors showcasing art from all across Asia.
Besides the art itself, Frieze 2023 also packs a punch in film, talks and tunes, too. Frieze Film 2023, for instance, will feature the video works of 14 Korea-based artists in four non-profit spaces around Seoul from now until 9 September, while Frieze Talks will see industry leaders and artists discussing hot topics in the art world such as AI, the environment, and the Asian art fairs ecosystem.
2023 also marks the inaugural edition of Frieze Music Seoul, which will feature a live performance by Korean singer-songwriter Colde on 8 September at New Garage along with his fellow labelmates, APRO and Khakki. Try your luck at winning a ticket from Frieze’s official IG account @friezeofficial – the event is by invitation only.
Heading to Seoul for Frieze 2023? Here are some of our #LUXELoves in Seoul you shouldn’t miss:
Stay: Park Hyatt Seoul
Boutique belle with a palette of unpolished granites, blond woods, glass and zen design. Smashbox city views, Aesop products, The Timber House for tipples, 24/F indoor pool and cafe, Park Club Spa and flawless service. Muah.
Sleek, minimal stone n’ wood mash up of Korean, French, nature and new wave. Ex-Nobu Kang Min-goo dazzles with two Michelin stars with his modern take on traditional K-cuisine. Res only, Robbie.
Ranked fifth on the World’s 50 Best Bars 2023, Zest is an elegant ‘fine-drinking’ zero-waste cocktail bar that sources local ingredients and uses them to their fullest. Besides making their own sodas, citrus stocks and spirits, they also upcycle leftover peels and veggies. Try the Jeju Garibaldi, made with regional oranges and the Gujwa village carrot.
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