Space complex envisioning multiplicity, exchange, and sustainability.
M/M(Paris), CHAIN OF NOISES(wall), Fragments of Future Histories(floor), 2006, exhibition view of “Frame Builders”, IAS, Seoul © IAS, ARKO
INSA Art Space (IAS) was founded in 2000 as one of the non-profit art institutions for contemporary art under the auspices of the Arts Council Korea (the former Korean Culture and Art Foundation), which is the main cultural supporting initiative in Korea.
“Making Wonseo Story Map”, 2006, exhibition view, IAS, Seoul © IAS, ARKO
In comparison to the ARKO Art Center that functions primarily as a museum, IAS has taken the role of a project space for emerging artists by supporting them with an exhibition space. By the time of its reformation and relocation to a current premise in 2006, IAS reinforced its commitment to projects and commission of publications in order to be better equipped with as a discursive site and production platform.
Choi Jeong-Hwa, ‘Part I: Workshop, Lectures & Artist’ Talk’, 2006, talk view of “Frame Builders”, IAS, Seoul, © IAS, ARKO
While keeping its devotion to exhibition and project presentation, IAS reinforces its public responsibility to become a discursive site as well as a platform of project research, development, production, consultation and distribution for cultural producers today.
16 Beaver & Sangdon Kim, 2006, “Between Us”, workshop at Pyeongtaek, IAS, Seoul, © IAS, ARKO
IAS runs five main branches of activities which are interrelated and integrated: exhibition, archive, workshop, publication and media production and distribution.
Bik Van der Pol and participants, ‘TMT Workshop’, “2006 workshop view of “2006 IAS Issue Fighters: Thought is made in the mouth”, IAS, Seoul © IAS, ARKO
These programs are collaborative with each other and thereby, IAS seeks to become an engine for the development and advancement of new cultural resources of the progressive arts community and a nexus for collaborative interdisciplinary projects among cultural producers in Korea.
INSA Art Space (IAS)
Address: 90 Wonseo-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-280
Tel: +82 (0)2 760 4721
Text: Yurie Hatano
Photos: Courtesy of INSA Art Space