Art Sonje Center is a private art museum intended as a setting for art as a means of contemplating our lives in the contemporary era and sharing prospects and visions for a better way of life. Since its 1998 opening, it has organized exhibitions, screenings, performances and various education programs to contribute to the advancement of contemporary art and the sharing of its language with the public.
The Art Space Pool (hereinafter "Pool") is a non-profit art organization based in Seoul, South Korea with the mission of initiating contemporary art productions and fostering cultural discourses and ideas. Co-founded in 1999 by twenty local artist-curators, art critics, and interdisciplinary writers and thinkers, Pool has represented an institutional model of an artist-run space, an agenda-sharing community, an alternative knowledge-production site, and a collaborative collective of grassroots cultural producers. Initially established under the official name “alternative space pool,” Pool has been one of the leading initiatives in South Korea of the regional alternative cultural movement born in the 1990s that complimented the general socio-political evolution to democratization, civil society, and postcolonial regional awareness. Inheriting from historical avant-garde practices of the region from the modern period, Pool has continued to dedicate itself to the values of the criticality and autonomy of art, structural critique of cultural policy and the art system, a revisionist analysis of history, the proposition of the counter-publics, and art as a form of public utterance and responsibility in society.
Art Hall Gong holds to a pure meaning of 'Factory' and work together with producers not pursuing consumption. It marked by a huge brick chimney, this still-operating steel product factory has a large space on its 2nd floor devoted to a wide range of arts. Expect everything from visual- and performance-art shows to live gigs by K-Indie rockers. There's a shop selling some art and a cafe too. It's a couple of subway stations or a short taxi hop from Mullae.
ARKO aims to enrich the lives of Koreans by increasing the accessibility to arts and cultural activities as well as making the arts a part of their lives. ARKO plans to build strong platform to support artistic endeavors of diverse disciplines of performing and visual arts by increasing funding opportunities for artists and arts organizations; increasing the accessibility to arts for the public; and promoting dynamic international arts and cultural exchanges.
The Asia Culture Center (ACC) is an international arts and cultural exchange organization that produces new, future-oriented results through the convergence of Asia’s past and present arts and culture with innovative ideas and beliefs. Having the context of artistically sublimating the significance of the May 18th Democratic Movement’s human rights and peace as its point of departure, the ACC, which opened in November 2015, is a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism–affiliated institution established for the advancement of mutual understanding and cooperative growth with different Asian countries through exchange, education, research, and other efforts with regard to Asian culture.
The ACC plays the role of an integrated platform for participants from Asia and the rest of the world to freely unite and exchange their ideas while transcending boundaries in carrying out the steps of research, creation, and production. At the ACC, diverse and dynamic programs (exhibitions, performances, education, festivals, and other events) using collected research data, resources, etc., are held year-round with the creative output of experts from various fields who have exchanged their creativity and ingenuity with one another.
ASYAAF is an acronym and it stands for Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival. The festival highlights and displays works by emerging young artists and older artists who are still relatively unknown.
Maison Hermès Dosan Park, home to Hermes since November 2006, when it inaugurated as the fourth Maison Hermes in the world, has emerged as an important cultural forum, encouraging interaction and exchange between Hermès craftsmanship and a splendid local culture. Maison Hermès Dosan Park has played an important role in supporting and celebrating the work of Korean artists and an engaging dialogue with multiple artists is present throughout the store.
Audio Visual Pavilion (AVP) is an exhibition hall and space located at 57-6 Jahamun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Originally built as hanok, a U shaped Korean traditional house, the building consists of a small courtyard, kitchen, laundry room, and a small room by the gate, and has been used as a residential home since its establishment in 1947. AVP is designed to maintain the physical form of hanok and to create a place where art is not separated from reality. Through such a design, it wishes to find, record, and create reality that exists within and outside of the visual culture of seeing and hearing.
The Busan Biennale is an arts festival that integrates three different festivals held in the city: Busan Youth Biennale, Busan Sea Arts Festival and Busan Outdoor Sculpture Symposium and was originally formed as a voluntary culture event. The festival serves as an arena where locals can mingle with people from other countries and communicate with each other.
Busan Cultural Foundation was established to promote the culture & arts in Busan and aims at quest for local cultural identity through supporting various cultural and artistic activities. BSCF makes an effort to promote Busan as a cultural city of international standard by investing in the regional culture and creating more and better opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences.