From 2001, the idea of building an institution dedicated to Nam June Paik was discussed with the artist. During these conversations Nam June Paik expressed the wish that this new institution become “the House where the Spirit of Nam June Paik lives on.” Opened to the public in 2008, the Nam June Paik Art Center, aspires to fulfill the artist’s wish by informing its activities through the development of creative and critical research into his thinking and practice. Inspired by the generosity, criticality, and interdisciplinary nature characteristic of both Paik’s work and life, the Nam June Paik Art Center is committed to developing the following: a permanent exhibition, temporary exhibitions, an education program, a collection, a publication and research program.
Neolook, was initiated in 1999, is an online archive for web database construction to store visual images produced in South Korea to view the invaluable work of contemporary artists who have tried to stay in tune with global while not losing touch with the local. As non-material data has accumulated for the last 10 years, Neolook has worked to sense changes in the art community including artists, curators, art critics, collectors, museums, alternative spaces, galleries, biennales, art fairs, art auctions and exhibitions.
Since its establishment, the Songam Foundation has consistently executed projects for public interest, such as research and exhibitions of antique and modern artworks and study of Chinese classics alongside scholarship programs. In 2010 the foundation opened the OCI Museum of Art by renovating the exhibition hall belonged to the Foundation, located in Susong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, and is dedicated to the evolvement of Korean contemporary art. The OCI Museum of Art is now fully functioning, presenting profound exhibitions and reinforcing its programs of supporting artists with goals of raising awareness of the social role of art museum in contemporary society and establishing a base for the growth of Korean contemporary art. The museum will continue to implement its programs and supporting the activities of artists in the mainstream of the art world. It will also help establish the foundation of contemporary art culture through diverse planned exhibitions which may provide opportunities of cultural enjoyment.
ONE AND J. Gallery was founded in September 2005 in Seoul as one of the first galleries to focus primarily on young contemporary Korean artists. Currently, the gallery represents a strong lineup of emerging and mid-career artists and has begun to show non-Korean artists in Seoul on a regular basis.
Opera Gallery is an internationally established modern and contemporary art gallery presenting masterpieces by some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries alongside works by emerging artists from all over the world, promoting them and developing their international profiles. Besides a permanent exhibition of modern masterpieces and contemporary art, Opera Gallery organizes about four dynamic solo shows and curates exhibitions a year, in each of its spaces.
Perigee Gallery is an art space run by KHVATEC that is open to the public. Since its inauguration in 2014 the gallery has strived to become a space where the general public can understand and enjoy works of contemporary and visual art through its exhibition program, Perigree Artist Series, and its educational program, Perigee Art School. Under the motto, “Sharing culture,” we at the gallery will do our best to make it a place that actively communicates with the public through a variety of artistic projects and programs.
Since its foundation in 2001 by Park Kyung-mee, the former commissioner of the Korean pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale, PKM Gallery has established itself as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the world, representing prominent Korean and international artists through its creative programs in the context of global contemporary art.
PlaceMAK is located in Yeonhui-dong where is between Hongjecheon and Goongdong Park held a lot of diverse art festival and exhibition. A word ‘MAK’ contains a lot of different meanings. It means ‘layer’ or ‘curtain’, ‘badly’, ‘just’.
Platform-L is an art center where the public may engage with art experiences developed by diverse contemporary artists. Establishing a space as a creation center, Platform-L will work closely with artists and audiences alike towards inspiring an enriching society. Completed this spring, the Platform-L building has a gallery, a live hall, an open space in the courtyard, and lecture rooms. Exhibitions and Events will feature diverse media, performances, concepts and images. Platform-L aims to operate as a platform for cooperation and exchanges for artists and institutions that becomes a space for learning and exploration open to those create art and those who enjoy it. Platform-L is run by Taejin Culture Foundation, and the foundation was established by Taejin International and its global fashion brand Louis Quatorze, who has been supporting numerous art and cultural activities over the last 10 years.
Post Territory Ujeongguk is a long-term project by Linear Collective that transforms an old post office in Changjeon-dong area, Mapo-gu, Seoul, which was an idle space due to the integration and unification of the post office, into a cultural space. Through exhibitions, performances, workshops, and screening programs, Ujeongguk showcases the work of artists from various fields such as visual arts, design, traditional music, experimental sound, performance, interactive art and social acts.