Art Galleries

SEOUL: 

Art Sonje Center

The Artsonje center, founded in 1998, is a private art museum which supports current and experimental contemporary art.  Designed by architect Jong-Sung Kim, the building of Artsonje Center is constructed in geometric forms, consisting of 4 attached multiplex buildings, including exhibition spaces, cafe, restaurant, artshop and a small theater, in a 6 stories high (3 floors above ground and 3 below) marble building .The neighboring areas of Artsonje, reborn as a new and experimental avenue, create a harmonious combination together with the elegant, geometric structures of Artsonje’s buildings. Located at the historical and traditional area of Samchong-dong surrounded by old palaces and traditional houses, Artsonje has contributed in making the area the new, cultural hub with its involvement in the most up-to-date, contemporary art culture.

Address: 144-2, Sokeuk-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

Website: http://artsonje.org/asc/eng/e_about.asp

Insa Art Space

The Insa Art Space was set up with the noble aim to solve the financial difficulties that were affecting the lives of the locals severely. It was a genuine attempt undertaken by the government of the region to help the artists of the region. So the Insa Art Space simultaneously aims at solving the financial problems of the locals and thereby promoting the art work of the region.

The museum was opened on 26th of May, 2000. The maintenance of the Insa Art Space is the sole responsibility of the government. It is a part of the more successful national art support policies that are undertaken by government. In order to promote the art and the culture of the region the Insa Art Space promotes experimental and the progressive art works of the various artists.

The displays that are finally decided to be featured in the Insa Art Space require passing through a series of the curator’s research. Also there are numerous open exhibition held that are hosted to select the best of the works. All the artists who are finally selected are allowed to display their art for two weeks and they are required to pay no charges for their display.

Location
The Insa Art Space is located at Gwanhun-dong of Jongno-gu.

Opening Hours
The Insa Art Space can be visited from 11in the morning to 7 in the evening.
The Insa Art Space is open on days of the week excepting the Mondays.

Admission Fees 
Admission to this museum is free.

Facilities
The Insa Art Space is equipped with all basic facilities like:
–   Café
–   Art shop
–   Parking lot

Getting there 
From the Anguk station (Seoul Subway line 3) head towards the road that leads to the crown bakery and L

Ilmin Art Museum, Seoul

The Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul is a very nice museum that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is a museum that is dedicated entirely to the contemporary art in Kwanghwamun. The beautiful museum that excels in contemporary art is something which no tourists forget to visit while they are on a trip to Seoul.

See the beautiful work of the local artists. Their excellent collection of the artifacts that are housed in this museum is something which you cannot miss. A visit to the Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul is a must for anyone who comes to this place.

In addition to the beautiful structure of the building see the fantastic landscape of the surrounding that is going to drive you crazy. Experience the unique world of art and culture of the contemporary Korean art. Experience the world of the variegated trends of the Korean visual art. Read the ‘ilmin visual culture’ a publication on the visual art theories brought out by the museum itself.

The Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul houses an excellent collection of the porcelain works from Kyoro and the Joseon dynasty. See the modern artifacts that belongs to the fonder, Sang-man Kim. See the excellent collection of the contemporary of latest works of Korea and read the social messages written along with them. The messages typed below gives you an insight of the contemporary art and culture. The museum also hosts a wide array of the Dong- a -llbo collection that are worth seeing.

Location
The Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul is located at Sejong-No of Jongno- Gu. The museum is located at the center of the city and is located at the starting point of the Cheonggye Stream.

Getting there
The Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul can be accessed from Exit 5 Gwanghwamun Station, Subway Line 5. You can get plenty of buses and transport options that can take you to the Ilmin Art Museum of Seoul.

DAEGU:

GALLERY SOHEON – Daegu
Hours: 9AM to 7PM (weekdays) 10AM to 7PM (Saturdays)
Address: 223-27, Bongsan-Dong, Jung-Gu, Daegu
Tel: 053-426-0621
Website: (some English)
Map/Directions: (Korean only)
Email: art422@korea.com

GYEONGGI-DO:

GYEONGGI MUSEUM OF MODERN ART – Ansan, Gyeonggi-do
Hours: March-October 10AM to 7PM, November-February 10AM to 6PM
No entry one hour before closing. Closed Mondays and January 1st.
Address: Danwonpgu, Ansan City, Gyeonggi-do
Tel: 031-481-7007
Directions/Map

KEUMSAN GALLERY – Paju, Gyeonggi-do
Hours: 11AM to 6PM Tuesday-Sunday / Closed Mondays
Address: 413-841 Heyri Art Village, Paju, Gyeonggi-do
Directions: From Hapjeong Station, line No. 2 and 6, exit 2, stop 238 and 622,  take the number 2200 bus to Heyri Art Village.
Tel: 031-957-6320
Map – Korean

N GALLERY – Bundang, Gyeonggi-do
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am to 6pm. Closed Mondays.
Address:
52 Seohyun-Dong, Bundang-Gu. Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-Do
Tel:070-7430-3323
Email : info@ngalleryart.com
Directions: map

NAM JUNE PAIK ART CENTRE – Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do
Located in Yongin, Gyeonggi province, the NJP Art Center is the first museum dedicated to Paik (1932-2006), who is widely known as the “father of video art,” having successfully combined media technology and art.
Hours: M-F 10am to 7pm / Sat/Sun 10am to 9pm
Admission: often free
Address: 85 Sanggal-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
Tel: 031-201-8543
Website: at the time of this posting, there was an English button on the site but no English information
Location: The NJP Art Center is next to GyeongGi Provincial Museum and across from the main gate of Shingal High School; 25 Kilometer south of Seoul, 2 minutes driving distance in the direction of the Korean Folk Village from Shingal Fiveway Crossing next to Suwon
Getting There:
By Bus
Fastest Transportation from Seoul is by bus app. 30 minutes, 1800 Won.
From Center of Seoul: Red 5000 or 5005 buses, stop at a red bus station in front of the KB Bank, opposite the Lotte-Department Store close to Euljiro1-ga subway station. They also stop in Hannam-dong.
From South Seoul: Gangnam Station the Red 5001 and 5003 buses to Shingal. After the highway the second stop is the Shingal Pashulso (Police Station). From there, the NJP ART CENTER is 300 meters away after crossing the bridge.
By Car
– After arriving at Suwon (Shingal) Tollgate from Gyeongbu Expressway, Yeongdong Expressway or Shingal-Ansan Expressway, turn right and drive straight until you reach Shingal Five-way Crossing. Turn right in the direction of the Korean Folk Village, and drive 1.5 kilometers.
– Take Seoul-Osan National Highway or Suwon-Yongin National Highway to Shingal Five-way Crossing and drive 1.5 kilometers in the direction of the Korean Folk Village.
– From Bundang, drive in the direction of Shingal, reach Shingal Five-way Crossing and drive 1.5 kilometers in the direction of the Korean Folk Village.
Parking at NJP Art Center is free of charge (63 spaces).

SOUTH CHUNGCHEONG PROVINCE:
Arario Gallery
  – Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province
Located near the Cheonan Bus Terminal, Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province
Hours: 11AM to 7PM
Entrance: W3,000 (Adults) / W2,000 (7-18)
Email: info@arariogallery.com
Tel: 041 551 5100,5101
Website in Korean

Ungno Lee Museum – Daejeon
Getting there by bus: Daejeon Museum of Arts #606, 618, 911
Getting there by subway: Get off at Daejeon Government Complex (15-minute walk)
Map
Hours: Mar.- Oct.: 10:00 – 19:00 (- 21:00 on Fridays) / Nov.- Feb: 10:00 – 18:00 (- 21:00 on Fridays) Last admission : 30 minutes before closing time. Closed Mondays, January 1, Seolnal (Lunar New Year Holiday), Thanksgiving Holiday
Admission: Adults (age 25-64)W500 / Children, Teens W300 /Aged (65 or older) or Young children (6 or younger) free admission
Website: information available in English
K4E NOTE: If there is no English speaker when you contact the Gallery, the 1330 helpline operator can help you get the information you need. (02-1330 from a cell phone / 1330 from a landline).

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