2023 World Art EXPO in Seoul
The World Art EXPO in 2023 was held on the 9th of February. The World Art EXPO, which was the first year, was set for the public so that the Korean art market would find a new industry and also show various artworks to them as well. For that, many art institutes got together to make it happen.
Hosted by the Korean Committee of the International Association of Art for the Formative Arts (hereafter IAA Korean Committee) and supervised by the Seoul International Art Expo Steering Committee, this event was a sufficient opportunity to provoke new vital motivation into the ever-heated art market.
For reference, IAA for the Formative Arts was established in 1954 as an international art organization affiliated with UNESCO to achieve global international cooperation through art and to improve the social status of artists. In August 1962, the Korean Fine Art Association joined as a member of the Korean Commission and has been working hard to protect the rights of artists.
Joo Woon-hang, who belongs to JW Art Gallery, was specially invited to this World Art EXPO. Presenting a world of constant inspiration to the audience with the <Spring of Consciousness> series, he presented a number of works, including new artworks, adding a different depth of thought to the existing roots. In addition, a different exhibition method was taken place, an online marketplace was introduced, and interestingly related events were separately disclosed.
At this event, where about 1,500 works of art meet the public at about 150 booths, shown by domestic and foreign artists who are attracting attention as unique contemporary art was submitted. It was also applauded and received a lot of attention.