Frieze Seoul 2022
September 2022

Since announcing the first Frieze Seoul, alongside Kiaf SEOUL, we’ve been on a journey. With the local community—and our Seoul-based colleagues, such as Patrick Lee and Minju Kweon—as our guides, we’ve discovered the thriving cultural activity in the city. Intended as a tool for navigating the so-called Frieze Week at the fair, around Seoul and beyond, this issue also celebrates art from Korea and the Korean diaspora as part of a global dialogue. In so many ways, the journey has just begun.

Matthew McLean, Editor and Creative Lead, Frieze Studios

From this issue

The artist's recent works exploring beasts, with a specially paired text by art historian John Berger

BY John Berger AND Heji Shin |

Recommendations from cult Instagram account @oottoogi for restaurants and dishes to try across the city's artistic hubs

Fair Director Pat Lee and Committee members Louise Hayward, Taka Ishii, Tina Kim, Boris Vervoordt and Matthew Wood share their personal journeys to art and hopes for the fair

The acclaimed artist speaks about his the Korean cellist, composer and improviser and the shared legacy of Fluxus performance

BY Christian Marclay AND Matthew McLean |

From a celebration of local talent at the SONGEUN Art and Cultural Foundation to a major museum survey of Hiro Steyerl at MMCA, these are the exhibitions to see during the inaugural Frieze Week Seoul this year

BY Matthew McLean |

The Frieze Seoul Host Committee member explains why the forthcoming fair is a moment ‘to introduce our K-Culture to the world.’


BY Matthew McLean AND Woon Kyung Lee |