Four Emerging Art Cities You Should Know

The Wall Street Journal | Mary M. Lane:

Bogotá, Budapest, Johannesburg and Seoul are increasingly making their presence known on the global arts scene

ART LOVERS VISITING Paris’s FIAC and Frieze in London this month will notice that galleries from some unfamiliar cities (at least in art-market terms) have begun to occupy not just the subsidized booths for fledgling dealers but also the pricier spaces near established heavyweights, such as David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth.

Illustration by Yann Legendre 

Some of these cities may be ancient cultural capitals, but their appearance on the global art stage is something new. And their galleries are not only promoting growing local art scenes but also beginning to deal top-notch works by major Western artists, like Seoul’s Kukje Gallery, which is bringing a 1966 Alexander Calder mobile, “Over the Long Black Tail,” to FIAC…


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