Art Busan 2016

Exhibition Dates: 20–22 May, noon–8pm, 23 May, 11am–5pm

About the Fair

Art Busan 2016 Stand F4

BEXCO Exhibition Center I, Apec-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea

The fair attracts top-tier and up-and-coming contemporary art galleries and collectors from around the world; it has increased in scale by 50% each year since its inception. 190 galleries from 19 countries are taking part in this year’s fair, located in the renowned waterfront city of Busan.

At Art Busan, the Galleries will continue its mission of promoting cross-cultural dialogue within Asia, as well as between the East and West by exhibiting contemporary artists from different cultural backgrounds. The Galleries will exhibit works by Chinese artists Ren Ri, Su Xiaobai, Yang Yongliang, Zhou Yang Ming, and Zhu Jinshi; as well as works by Indonesian artist Gatot Pujiarto, and Italian artist Pino Pinelli.

Many of the exhibiting Chinese artists are known for being pioneers of Chinese abstract art, having led the movement to break free of realist painterly ideals prominent in 1980s China. These artists root their work in Taoist philosophy, which advocates the interconnectedness of humanity and nature, along with the cultivation of the inner self.