I would like to convey my warm congratulations on the inauguration of the 24th edition of the Seoul Art Fair.
Seoul Art Fair has contributed to the steady rise in the Korean art market
since 1979, the inaugural year of
In the 21st century, an information-driven year when culture is considered a fountain of national competitiveness, the Seoul Art Fair has contributed for over the past 20 years to the elevation of Korean art.
In cultural globalization each nation promotes the growth of their domestic art. In addition, it is a world wide tendency that nongovernmental sectors host a variety of art events to support that growth.
In order to keep up with the current of the times, the Seoul Art Fair should establish a comprehensive strategy which encourages Korean art to realize its potential and lead it to attain an international edge.
closing, I would like to extend my gratitude to Hyun Sook Lee, Chairman
of Galleries Association of Korea,
September 19, 2006