Project Space SARUBIA is a non-profit gallery devoted to supporting experimental art in various areas of fine art, architecture, music, dance and film. Project Space SARUBIA selects creative and experimental artists regardless of their age, background and artistic tendencies, and provides them an environment to produce and exhibit their work. Established in 1999 in Insa-dong, Seoul, at the former site of SARUBIA Coffee Shop famous for its important role in the cultural scene of Seoul, Project Space SARUBIA became a pioneer of alternative spaces in Korea. Project Space SARUBIA continues its service to alternative contemporary art in Korea and helps guide its development.
The PROJECT VIA program is aimed at promoting exchange in the Korean contemporary art community by providing a useful channel for experienced visual art specialists to develop their professional networks.
PUBLIC ART is a monthly art magazine that covers various art and cultural contents, set up in October 2006. Creating a new paradigm for the contemporary art, 「PUBLIC ART」 is a luxurious art magazine that satisfies both art professionals and the public.
The PyeongChang Biennale is an international art exhibition that was established in 2013 by the National Special Act to host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games as a successful Culture Olympic. After PyeongChang Biennale 2017 is held in February 2017, the exhibition will also be held during the period of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.
The Real DMZ Project is a contemporary art project based on research conducted on the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) in South Korea and its border area. Having begun with a critical perspective on the ironies that surround the Demilitarized Zone, the project has extended its parameters by experimenting not only with new productions and exhibitions but also via dialogue and discussions within the field of the humanities and social sciences. In its first edition in 2012, the project was organized in the form of an exhibition held both in and out of the Civilian Control Zone in Cheorwon County. It has extended its parameters not only geographically to the Art Sonje Center in Seoul, and the establishment of a new artist residency in the former propaganda village of Yangji-ri but also by including talks, workshops, and lectures within the field of the humanities and social sciences. The long-term vision of the Real DMZ Project is to create a platform that not only supports a variety of research methods and exhibition formats, but also ensures that the results are made accessible in open archive.
SeMA NANJI RESIDENCY is a residency program operated by the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) that was launched in 2006 after remodeling unused facilities in Nanji Hangang Park. Conceived as a means of supporting capable artists and researchers in Korea, the Residency organizes exhibitions such as the ‘NANJI ART SHOW’ and ‘Art Critic Workshop’, and runs other programs designed to enhance exhibitions and research capability. It also operates the International Artist Exchange Program to utilize international residency network and multiply exchanges, and hosts lectures and ‘Mentoring Program’ in which art experts from Korea and other countries are invited to participate.
The Seoul Museum of Art is a representative art museum of Seoul, the capital of Korea and a central city of Asia. It aims to be a ‘Beautiful, Good, and Smart Museum’ while also jumping up to the level of the world-renowned art museum. SeMA is working to become a world-class art museum by holding refined exhibitions such as the SeMA Blue for young artists of Korea, SeMA Gold for middle aged artists, SeMA Green for elder artists, Special Overseas Exhibitions, and International Exchange Exhibitions – collaborations with famous art museums from around the world. Furthermore, SeMA promotes internationalization through the international media art biennale and the residency program of SeMA Nanji Residency.
The Seoul Art Space Geumcheon is a workspace exclusively for visual arts developed by renovating an old printing factory at Doksan-dong, Geumcheon-gu as part of the Seoul culture-nomics in October 2009. To support and activate creation of art works, the Seoul Art Space Geumcheon provides artists with studios open around the clock, and up to now, 397 artists (teams) from 48 countries across the globe have benefited from our residency programs.
Seoul Art Space_Mullae, which opened on Jan. 28, 2010, is a creativity support center for various domestic and international artists and includes Mullae Creative Village, a self-generated art village. Newly constructed as professional creative space on the old site of a strip of steel materials shops, the Factory includes a common atelier and a multi-purpose presentation room, and other various supporting facilities for creative work and presentation such as a recording studio and a seminar room.
The Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture was founded in March 2004 to enhance the lives of citizens through cultural activities and arts, and foster Seoul’s international competitiveness. SFAC strives to cultivate culturally diverse Seoul through its support of creative cultural projects, such as supporting artists and citizens” creative work, participating in international cultural exchanges, providing cultural and artistic education, and organizing “Hi Seoul Festival” and “Venture for Youth Culture” program. Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture is the place to promote the arts and culture of Seoul to the world as well as the place to promote the international culture to Seoul. Citizens who are open to various forms of arts and culture-Supporters who put their efforts to make a society with appreciation towards art and culture-Artists who perform their creative work around the globe-The network created by these people will cultivate the arts and culture in Seoul and share them with the world.