Wooson Gallery was founded in 2012 in the cultural district ‘Bongsan Culture and Art Street’ in Daegu, South Korea. The gallery building was newly constructed in the same year, specially designed for presentations of contemporary artworks. Wooson Gallery sees its principal mission in introducing great artists of our epoch into the Korean art world and museological integration of their work in Korea. In doing so, the gallery promotes a new communication between art lovers and professionals such as critics and scholars. Simultaneously, the gallery helps audiences to establish an authentic modern visual culture, contributing them to create contemporary collections with a high standard of knowledge of international art production.Read More
Including the Korean masters like CHUNG Sang-Hwa, HA Chong-Hyun, LEE Kang-So, CHOI Byung-So, and LEE Bae, the gallery collaborates with numerous significant international artists such as Jannis KOUNELLIS, Tony CRAGG, Sean SCULLY, Dennis OPPENHEIM, Barthélémy TOGUO, among others to present high-quality exhibitions.
Wooson Gallery continues not only to focus on great masters but also to introduce and promote young talented emerging artists to the global art scene through different international activities and collaborations. Each exhibition is accompanied by an earnest publication with critical academic essays so that releases become an essential material to promote and encourage the young talented artists in Korea.
WOOSON Gallery participates in select international art fairs, including Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Busan, Art Paris Art Fair, Drawing Now Paris, Art Taipei, Daegu Art Fair, and the KIAF.
This year Kiaf SEOUL opened alongside Frieze Seoul in the first week of September, marking the Korean city as one of the art world's most important places to be. Kiaf SEOUL also launched Kiaf PLUS to showcase works of various genres including NFTs. Ocula was on the ground to capture the highlights.View More Ocula Feature A Monumental Show in Athens Raises Questions about Scale By Despina Zefkili, Athens
Despina Zefkili navigates the vast group exhibition Portals at NEON at the former Public Tobacco Factory in Athens.Read More Ocula Conversation John Yau Connects Three Asian American Modernists By Stephanie Bailey, New York
John Yau describes the lives and works of three overlooked figures of modernism: Leo Amino, Minoru Niizuma, and John Pai.Read More Ocula Feature Shanghai Lowdown: Exhibitions to See this Autumn By Elaine YJ Zheng, Shanghai
Ocula Magazine presents a list of must-see exhibitions across Shanghai this autumn.Read More
Art Basel returns with an exciting line-up of international galleries, with 19 newcomers joining this year's edition.Read More Curated Selection Jam Acuzar 20 September 2021
Founder of Bellas Artes Projects, Jam Acuzar shares her favourite works on view on Ocula.Read More Advisory Perspective Advisory Selections from Art Basel OVR: Portals 15 June 2021
Ocula Advisory present a selection of highlights on view in OVR: Portals—the first curator-led edition of Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms.Read More Advisory Perspective Ha Chong-Hyun 20 November 2020
Graduating from Hongik University in Seoul in 1959, Ha Chong-Hyun was at the forefront of a generation of artists seeking to define what it meant to be avantgarde in a country weighed down by Japanese imperialism and suffering from the ravages of war.Read More
n 1990, Lee Bae was a classic starving artist, a 34-year-old immigrant from South Korea working in a squat in a dodgy suburb of Paris. Lacking money for paint, he went to a service station and boughtRead More Related Press Sean Scully takes up residence in Picasso’s former studio at Château de Boisgeloup 6 November 2019, Wallpaper*
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