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. 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. 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. IAS runs five main branches of activities which are interrelated and integrated: exhibition, archive, workshop, publication and media production and distribution. 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.
In 2000, IAS began an exhibition space that supports emerging artists.
In 2005, IAS laid its foundation for research and development project in the visual arts by incorporating special archival project and workshop programs.
In 2006, IAS reinforces the functions of project consulting and publication planning to be better equipped as a complex envisioning multiplicity, exchange, and sustainability.