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Gwangju int'l art fair providing individual space for artists to show their work Updated: 2019-09-20 16:14:24 KST

Back for its 10th edition, the Gwangju International Art Fair or 'art:gwangju:19' is doing things a little bit differently.

"Unlike most art fairs, the Gwangju International Art Fair gives artists their own individual spaces to display their works. Some 80 artists are showing off their artwork at the fair."

The art fair is giving local artists their own space because some artists who don't belong to a gallery often have less opportunities to exhibit their works.

"So far, critics have been saying that we have very high quality works. And the art fair is not only to show the latest trends but also to provide chances for consumers to buy the artwork. We hope this event can grow bigger and bigger so that later on, it is highly anticipated."

As well as the independent artist booths, 91 galleries including international ones from 13 countries like the U.S., Germany, Japan, and Peru are exhibiting their work to the visitors.

"I want to learn how audience can respond to my installation based on all the different social media culture that's happening in Korea. So even for me, this is a learning process."

Taking place at the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center in the southwestern city of Gwangju,… the art fair will run through Sunday.
The one-day admission fee is five-thousand won or about 4 U.S. dollars per person. Kan Hyeong-woo, Arirang News, Gwangju.
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