Fittingly named the Kukje Gallery, this contemporary art gallery is a hallmark of evolving creativity and art styles. ‘Kukje’ is the Korean word for ‘international’, and the Kukje Gallery can be considered one of SoKor’s doors to the international art scene. The Kukje Gallery first opened its doors in 1982, and has since given a unique home to the works of both Korean and international contemporary artists such as Ha Chong-Hyun, Park Seo-Bo, Anish Kapoor, Paul McCarthy, and Candida Hofer. A regular participant for annual global art fairs, locals and tourists alike flock to its ethereal doors to enjoy the ever-changing exhibits, diverse art markets, and once in a lifetime events that take place in its three impressive exhibition areas. Whether you are curious about the local scene for contemporary art in Korea or simply want a unique stop for your trip’s itinerary, the Kukje Gallery may be well worth the commute!