Pace Gallery has announced that it will open a new outpost in the Yongsan district of Seoul on Saturday, March 4. Youngjoo Lee, who joined Pace Hong Kong in 2015, will serve as director of the space. Its inaugural exhibition will feature works by ten artists: Donald Judd, Robert Irwin, Liu Jianhua, Agnes Martin, Julian Schnabel, Joel Shapiro, Raqib Shaw, teamLab, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Zhang Xiaogang.
Since its founding in 1960, Pace has established eleven locations in cities such as New York, London, Paris, and Palo Alto, California. Recently, it has focused on expanding its presence in Asia, opening its headquarters for Asia operations in Beijing in 2008 and another space in Hong Kong in 2014.
“After a decade of intense involvement in Asia, we have found it essential to engage with communities of artists, collectors, and curators,” Marc Glimcher, president of Pace, said. “Our new space in Seoul will give Pace an opportunity to be part of one of the most vibrant centers of the art world in Asia.”