K-Arts Library started as a reference room at School of Music in Seoul Arts Center. In July 1996, Seokgwan-dong Library opened and, in 1997, relocated to arts information center in new Seokgwan-dong school building. School of Music and School of Dance (opened in September 1996) were combined and relocated to Seocho-dong campus in September1999. K-Arts Library has gradually solidified our character of arts specialized library. Now K-Arts Library owns books (including arts specified books) and non-printed materials such as scores, CD, DVD, etc. K-Arts Library has also collected over e-books and school publications in their DB to provide original-texts and images to their online user.
Korea National University of Arts consists of the School of Music, School of Drama, School of Dance, School of Visual Arts, School of Film, TV & Multimedia, and the School of Korean Traditional Arts. Each school functions as an independent educational institution, like the schools mentioned above. Although these six schools are professional, independent institutions, they actively interact to improve their level of professionalism across the world of art.
Korean International Art Fair / ART SEOUL (KIAF / ART SEOUL) has established an unrivalled reputation as the Asian’s leading fair for art. It aims to strengthen this position by focusing on core values – Expertise in Asian contemporary art and Excellence.
KIGOJA is an independent art space based in Seoul founded by Alba Dawoon Lim. It aims to provide a platform for emerging art practicioners whom have engaging practices but yet relatively unknown in the scene. For each exhibition, it focuses on only single artist aiming to facilitate the critical dialogue of the artist. The space is also establishing an initiative platform by paring the selected artists and curators to discuss and critically view the artists’ oeuvre for further development. Each project has accompanying various programs including artist talk, round table, workshop, performance, and screening to produce multiple discourses upon each selected artists and curators’concern and theme.
The Jeju Kim Tschang-Yeul Museum of Art investigates modern art from around the world through special exhibitions of artists related to Kim’s spirit and artists of the next generation as a way of commemorating the spirit of the ‘water drops artist’ Kim Tschang-Yeul, the embodiment of eastern and western values. The Museum of Art will advance to be a provincial museum of art that stays in tune with the public and local community through a variety of exhibitions, educational programs and academic events that caters to all.
Korea Artist Prize is an award system and one of SBS Foundation’s integral social contribution projects established to promote the arts field in partnership with MMCA, Korea. This award follows the path of MMCA’s Artist of the Year exhibitions, which was held from 1995 to 2010 and hence it has been re-established to discover and sponsor artists who have ardently persisted in paving their own way to artistic success, thus providing an avenue for the advancement of Korean contemporary art.
Korea Art Week 2018, the largest nationwide art event in Korea, is being held with the theme “Art in Life.” Celebrating the event’s fourth anniversary, Korea Art Week presents its new slogan “Arts Day,” along with diverse programs for visitors to experience art in their daily lives in extraordinary ways.
The Korea Foundation is playing a leading role in making Korea known to the world and also making friends for Korea around the globe through its implementation of programs covering various areas including Korean studies abroad, cultural and art exchange, public diplomacy, publication, and media.
Korea Galleries Art Fair, as the very first Art Fair in Korea and hosted by Galleries Association of Korea, aims to popularize artworks and activize the art market, through the trading and exhibition of prominent artists’ works supported by participating galleries. Approximately 60 Galleries Association of Korea members’ galleries and corporations related to art participate in the Korea Galleries Art Fair, creating an independent exhibition area in response to the diversity and thus becomes an exposition that sells and exhibits a variety of genres ranging from paintings, sculptures, videos etc.
Hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Arts Council Korea and organized by the Korea Art Museum Association, Korean Artist Project(KAP) is a global online platform designed to introduce Korean contemporary art with Korean private museums. KAP introduces outstanding 98 Korean contemporary artists through a variery of web-based contents. These include virtual exhibitions, video interviews, and digital archives which provide online visitors with and in-depth sense of the Korean contemporary art scene.