Artsy: 7 Must-See Shows during Frieze Seoul

by Ayanna Dozier

Seojung Art

July 29–August 28

 

Closing a few days before Frieze Seoul opens, the group show “Kwankyemang: Connectworking” at Seojung Art examines the strange alienation produced by city living and online communication. Rebuking the myth that digital technology has made individuals feel more interconnected than ever, the exhibition features the work of eight figurative and abstract painters: Simon Ko, HaNuk Jung, SeungYoon ChoiQwayaJungwon PheeSeong Joon HongDo-you Hwang, and Wonhae Hwang.

 

“Kwankyemang: Connectworking” poetically grapples with a plethora of seismic events around the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond that have rendered interpersonal connection and touch impossible. As visitors ease back into the rhythm of international travel and communion, the exhibition’s emotive paintings emphasize the power of collectivity and belonging across cultural, familial, and romantic bonds.

 

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August 25, 2022