Friday, September 18, 2009
Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Sept 18-22, 2009
KIAF, a project organized by the Gallery Association of Korea and inaugurated in 2002, has earned a reputation as one of the most prominent and exciting art fair destinations through out its seven successful years.
Many prestigious galleries from both home and abroad are selected through strict assessment procedure by the KIAF Operation Committee and its external panels. KIAF provides opportunities for the art lovers to explore the works of emerging young artists as well as many world-class renowned art works from countries such as India, Spain, Australia, France, Germany, Japan and Korea to name a few.
The Hub of the Asian Art market, KIAF2008
KIAF2008 attracted approximately 61,000 art lovers in Pacific Hall and Indian Hall at COEX from 19th -23rd of September where there were 116 domestic and 102 galleries from abroad (20 territories). Besides the participation of carefully selected local and foreign galleries, KIAF had a lot more to offer by actively organizing Guest Country programs, Artists programs, and number of interesting Academic programs. In another word, KIAF2008 played as an important ‘festival of art’ figure beyond simply being a business trade venue. It provided chances for art collectors, artists, art professionals and aficionados to share their own ideas about contemporary art through out unique programs of KIAF.
KIAF2009- Guest Country: India
KIAF has appointed India as the honored guest country for KIAF2009. India has been recently enjoying its worldly attention as being a new destination for an emerging art market.
Exhibition Date: September 18(Fri) - 22(Tue), 2009(5days)
General Admission:15,000 won (10,000 won members of Korean Fine Arts Assoc.)
Students: 10,000 won (including collegians)
September 18(Fri) - 21(Mon),
11:00AM - 08:00PM(Last Admission into the Fair 07:00PM)
September 22(Tue), 2009
11:00AM - 05:00PM(Last Admission into the Fair 04:00PM)
COEX 3F, HALL C & HALL D, Seoul, Korea
(135-731) COEX, World Trade Center, Samseong-dong, Seoul, Korea
Line2 Samseong Station Exit 5, 6
Line7 Cheongdam Station Exit 2
10minutes walking distance or transfer to a bus
(Bus No.: 301, 401, 2415, 3414, 4419)
Blue Line 301, 361, 362, 640, 730
Green Line 3217, 3218, 3412, 3414, 3415, 3417
Red Line 9407
Airport Limousine 600