Seoul has one of the most vibrant contemporary art scene in Asia. Since most of the city's small private or commercial galleries promote Korean and Asian artists, a day of gallery hopping is a great way of getting a taste of the local 'art' scene that Seoul has to offer!
Like with many things in Seoul, you'll soon discover that there is no concentrated one art area (besides the commercialised Insa-dong) and that the city's galleries are pretty much scattered all over town.
But still, if you would like to immerse yourself in Seoul contemporary art scene, be prepared to do a bit of exploring in the maze of Seoul diverse districts and take off the beaten path streets with an artist/creative director guide with international experience as travel/lifestyle writer/photographer.
Meet even the artist, let me show you hard to find galleries, artist's studios and artists' hang outs. We can even finish the day at an art opening or at an art related event or an art cafe depending on when you book this creative and fun day!
Cost for 4 hours: $150
Add: A FASHIONABLE ENCOUNTER with Korean designers and visit of fashion boutiques (3-4 hours): extra $150
Total: 7-8 hours (starts at 10am-6pm) / $300
Pick up at your hotel/residence
Vincent Sung Professional Photographer / Travel & Lifestyle photo-journalist / Creative Director / Contents Producer Hello, I grew up and lived in Belgium where I studied Visual Communications & Journalism before apprenticing with some renowned photographers in Europe (Paris and Brussels). In 1992, I moved to Paris to take on assignments for a variety of Parisian modeling agencies, building models’ portfolios and worked for a number of fashion magazines (Marie Claire bis and Marie Claire) In 1996, my 'Korean roots' called me back and I decided to move back to Seoul, South Korea. There, I worked for the Korean editions of prominent international fashion magazines such as ELLE, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Noblesse, Haute, frequently traveling on assignments that took me elsewhere in Asia, Europe and USA (San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles). Early 2010, my globetrotter mindset and lifestyle, with a special affection for S.E. Asian countries, made me decide to relocate to Bangkok, Thailand. From here, I have contributed to publications about travel and lifestyle featured in: DestinAsian, Lifestyle+Travel, Asean Tripper, Eloquence, Elle Indonesia, Conde Nast Traveller UK, World Travel magazine, NAA magazine, magazine Latitudes, Wanderlust. At present, I share my time between SEOUL and BANGKOK (I just finished the first Asian edition of Cool-Cities.com/Bangkok). When not writing - shooting a travel feature, I also teach photography courses and organize themed workshops. Find my workshops and online portfolio at www.vincentsung.com Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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