Magazine article Artforum International

Song Eun Art Space

Magazine article Artforum International

Song Eun Art Space

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SongEun ArtSpace aims to be one of the leading centers for contemporary art in Seoul with its core objective to support younger Korean contemporary artists and to provide a strong international program which is quite unique and special for Korea. Located in the fashion district of Chungdam-dong, this non-commercial, non-profit space is open free to the public in hopes to provide students and the general public better access to the contemporary art scene.

One of our most important initiatives is the SongEun ArtAward which was established in 2001 to support and award Korean contemporary artists through a fair and transparent evaluation process every year. To date, this award is one of the most influential art prizes domestically and is recognized for discovering new talents. After the 10th SongEun ArtAwards, from 2011 the SongEun ArtAward was greatly modified with the purpose of better supporting and promoting emerging Korean artists. Under the new selection process, only four artists are selected on the shortlist and each artist is given a cash prize and able to show a body of works in one of the four exhibition spaces. …

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