in Frieze Seoul | 01 SEP 22

Jang Un Kim’s Five Favourite Works from Frieze Viewing Room

From a neon by Tracey Emin to historic work from Seung-Taek Lee, the Director of Art Sonje Center shares his top works from the Frieze Seoul 2022 edition 

in Frieze Seoul | 01 SEP 22

Tracey Emin 

Always More, 2015 


Edition 1 of 3 

£ 65,000 

White Cube

Tracey Emin pink neon 'Always More' text
Tracey Emin, Always More, 2015, Neon, 49.6 x 116.7 cm. © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020

I always love Tracey Emin's words. Her sentences are straightforward and familiar, but they give me a fresh perspective.  


BLACK OF DEATH 2013, 2013 


Edition 10 



CHIM↑POM, BLACK OF DEATH 2013, 2013,Video, Presented by Anomaly

The artist collective Chim↑Pom is always playfully subverting the status quo. Black of Death is a guerilla project, attracting and documenting the growing number of crows that gather across Tokyo and the nuclear exclusion zone in Fukushima. 

Seung-Taek Lee 

Tied Stone, 1963

Stone and wire 



Tied stone sculpture
Seung-Taek Lee, Tied Stone, 1963, Stone and wire, presented by LDGR

Seung-Taek Lee invented the methodology of 'tying', and this work is a vital introduction to one of the most significant experimental moments in Korean art of the 1960s and 1970s. 

Giuseppe Penone 

Spoglia d'oro [5], 2001

Gold, plaster 

€ 160,000 

Marian Goodman Gallery 

White plinth with delicate gold sculpture
Giuseppe Penone, Spoglia d'oro [5], 2001, Gold, plaster, Presented by Marian Goodman Gallery

These days, I often think about the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world. It's an honor to encounter this series by the Italian artist and sculptor Giuseppe Penone. 

Mire Lee 

Eyes of the Grapes, 2022 


$ 40,000  

Tina Kim Gallery 

Hanging sculpture with concrete elements
Mire Lee, Eyes of the Grapes, 2022, Concrete, Presented by Tina Kim Gallery 

Whose eyes are these grapes? I'm not sure if the artist is referencing the words of a Korean poet, Jaeman Choi, in this work, but I am certain that Mire Lee is one of today's most exciting emerging South Korean artists. 

About Jang Un Kim 

Jang Un Kim is the director of Art Sonje Center. At the 7th Gwangju Biennale in 2008, Kim was one of the Position Papers’ curators. From 2014 to 2016, he served as Senior Curator and Head of Exhibition Team 2 at the MMCA Seoul, Korea. In 2018, he was a member of the Directorial Collective for the Seoul Mediacity Biennale. From 2009 until 2013, Kim founded and ran an independent contemporary art lab called "normal type." He published two collections of critical essays: The Impossible Dialogue: Art and Writing (MediaBus, 2018) and On the Shores of the Contemporary Art and Politics (Hyunsil Munhwa, 2012). 

About Frieze Viewing Room 

Frieze Viewing Room is a free digital platform bringing a selection of Frieze Seoul's galleries, artworks and programming to online audiences across the globe. 

Main image: Tracey Emin, Always More, 2015, Neon, 49.6 x 116.7 cm. © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020