Korea Expat BLog


Contemporary Art Fairs scheduled for

– 2023 –

as those who frequent would-know: Korea Expat BLog has been the authority on sharing up-to-date calendars on on-going international art fairs and major auctions around the Pacific Rim, also haute-counterparts on the Atlantic including Basel. undoubtedly all-in-one one-stop snap-shots onto creative happenings and trends around the Globe. the World has become ever-smaller with the influx of the internet AND airline discounts, but along-side still-enduring classic and post-modern furniture that you have to see-and-touch, you just have to experience artworks and sculpture yourself – even meeting the artist in-person to transcend their soul-karma onto your heart’n’brains. ever-still: wisely selected art is lastingly valuable than bit-coins//

breathing-protection masks aren’t mandatory even in-doors from Lunar NEW Years late January throughout the Utopian Peninsula, where by-now depending on which statistics: two out-of three or nine out-of ten citizens have now-once acquired Covid-19. children mostly pass-on without symptoms, adults go-through flu-like phase over a Week where-as this Corona Virus is still deadly for elders.

*Covid-19 Corona Virus-related foreigners’ travel warning alerted here:

  1. GREEN: almost-none except pre-vaccination (South-Korea has implemented fifth-tier last Winter and citizens carry records in their smart-phones)
  2. YELLOW: pre-vaccination PLUS pre-departure negative test (usually 2-days before).
  3. RED: Quarantine on-arrival OR Self-Control (in a single-person occupancy), usually for a Week.

Art SG January 12 Thursday until 15 Sunday at Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
border-entry requirements as-of January: vaccinated at least two-Weeks before arrival –

  • Jan.11 Wed.2~5pm Vernissage, then 5~9pm ViP Hour
  • Jan.12 Thu.~ 14 Sat.11am~7pm tickets
  • Jan.15 Sun.11am~5pm tickets

Sotheby’s Hong Kong:

  • Jan.26 Thu.10am Fine Watches
  • Feb.21 Tue.11am Modern Discoveries


L.A. Art Show February 15 Wednesday until 19 Sunday at Los Angeles Convention Center.

  • Feb.15 Wed.6~10pm Opening Night Premiere
  • Feb.16 Thu.~18 Sat.noon~8pm tickets
  • Feb.18 Sat.10am~8pm ViP Red Card
  • Feb.19 Sun.10am~6pm ViP Red Card / noon~6pm tickets

Frieze Los Angeles February 16 Thursday to 19 Sunday at Santa Monica Airport.

  • Feb.16 Thu.10am~7pm invitation
  • Feb.17 Fri.11am~8pm tickets
  • Feb.18 Sat.11am~7pm tickets
  • Feb.19 Sun.11am~6pm tickets

Art Philippines February 17 Friday to 19 Sunday at Link Ayala Center Makati.
border-entry requirements as-of February: vaccinated /or/ tested before departure /or/ test upon arrival –

  • 10am~9pm daily tickets

( Art Madrid February 22 Wednesday to 26 Sunday at Glass Gallery within Cibeles Palace )

Photo L.A. March 2 until 5 at Santa Monica Barker Hangar )

Art Dubai March 3 until 5 at Madinat Jumeirah.

  • Mar.1 Wed.& 2 Thu.2~9pm invitation
  • Mar.3 Fri.& 4 Sat.2~9pm tickets
  • Mar.5 Sun. noon~6pm tickets

World Art Dubai March 9 to 12 at World Trade Center.

  • Mar.9 Thu.11am~5pm tickets
  • Mar.9 Thu.7~10pm invitees
  • Mar.10 Fri.~12 Sun.1am~9pm tickets


Art Fair Tokyo March 10 until 12 at international Forum.
border-entry requirements as-of January ONLY for those arriving from China(except HK & Macau): negative Covid-test 72 hours before departure AND arrival test at quarantine station –

  • Mar.9 Thu. Private View
  • Mar.10 Fri.& 11 Sat.11am~7pm tickets
  • Mar.12 Sun. 11am~4pm tickets

Art Basel Hong Kong March 23 Wednesday to 25 Saturday at Convention and Exhibition Centre.
border-entry requirements as-of January: vaccination pre-flight +Covid-test 48 hours before departure –

  • Mar.21 Tue.noon~8pm Private View
  • Mar.22 Wed.noon~5pm Private View
  • Mar.22 Wed.5~9pm Vernissage
  • Mar.23 Thu.& 24 Fri.noon~2pm PV, 2pm~8pm tickets
  • Mar.25 Sat.11am~noon PV, noon~6pm tickets

Art Central Hong Kong March 22 Wednesday until 25 Saturday at HKCEC
( ViP invitation shared with above Basel HK )

  • Mar.21 Tue. Preview
  • Mar.22 Wed.2~5pm tickets
  • Mar.23 Thu.& 24 Fri.noon~8pm tickets
  • Mar.25 Sat.11am~6pm tickets


Art Busan May 5 until 7 at BEXCO.

  • May 4 Thu. ViP Preview
  • May 5 Fri.& 6 Sat.1~8pm tickets
  • May 7 Sun.11am~5pm tickets

Art Vancouver May 4 Thursday until 7 Sunday at Convention Centre

  • May 4 Thu.6~7pm ViP Preview then 7~11pm Opening Night Party
  • May 5 Fri.& 6 Sat.noon~9pm tickets
  • May 7 Sun.11am~5pm tickets

Taipei Dangdai May 12 Friday until 14 Sunday at Nangang Exhibition Center.
border-entry requirements as-of January: 7-day self-prevention (with one-person in one-room rule) measures from arrival –

  • May 11 Thu.2~5pm ViP Preview & 5~8pm Vernissage
  • May 12 Fri.~14 Sun. Public

Frieze New York May 17 Wednesday until 21 Sunday at The Shed

( Volta New York May 17 Wednesday until 21 Sunday at 125 W.18th St. )

( Volta Basel June 12 Monday to 18 Sunday )

Art Basel Miami June 15 Thursday ~ 18 Sunday at Messe.

  • June 12 Mon.4~8pm First Choice ViP / 6~8pm Preview ViP
  • June 13 Tue.& 14 Wed.11am~8pm Private Days
  • June 14 Wed.5~8pm Vernissage
  • June 15 Thu.~18 Sun.11am~7pm Public

( Art Santa Fe July 14 Friday until 16 Sunday at Convention Center )

  • July 14 Fri.noon~4pm First Look, 4~7pm Collectors’ Opening Night
  • July 15 Sat.& 16 Sun.11am~6pm tickets

Frieze Seoul September 6 Wednesday to 9 Saturday at COEX

Frieze London October 11 Wednesday to 15 Sunday at Regent’s Park


– Korea Expat BLog (last update January 2023)

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