Brimming with art, the Korean International Art Fair lies on the first floor of the Coex convention center in Seoul (two levels below Frieze Seoul).
Populated primarily by homegrown artist and galleries — though a few international dealers brought American and European artists — Kiaf is slightly larger than Frieze and slightly more subdued during opening hours. Its VIP lounge, however, replete with a white-tablecloth pop-up of a Hyundai that had music piped in and a waitlist, was certainly exquisite.
Along the aisles the plentiful art was largely a mixture of galleries’ rosters, as opposed to single or dual-artist booths. The one thing that caught this reporter’s eye was a bevy of works by legendary video artist Nam June Paik (at least four galleries had a work or two by the Korean American artist on view).
Below, a look at the best on offer at Kiaf, which runs through September 6.