||Open Space Bae was founded in 2006 at the upper half of Mt. Ilgwang in Busan by local artists and activists. It was built to realize the possibility of an artistic space in nature, and it is a different point from art organizations based in a city. A nonprofit body, Bae is a private organization run by the donation of many artists, Arts council Korea, and Busan Cultural Foundation, which have the same vision. This organization has an international residency program, “Open to You”; an education program for children, “Let’s Play with Art ”; an education program to help young artists who graduate from college adjust to reality, “Artist Incubation Program”; programs for public art, “Anchanggo Project” and “There Is an Alley in the 1 Beonji of Sanbok Road”; an exhibition program to shed light on young artists and those whose abilities have not been evaluated properly, “Are You Ready?”; a program that connects local with local, and local with the world, “Local to Local Program”; and a program to exchange with foreign art organizations, “Artist Exchange Program.” Based in Busan, it is actively forming a global network through these programs and projects.
Organizers: Kim Myung Kun, Park Jae Hyun, Kim Man Suk and etc. Director: Sang Ho Seo Program director: Kim Dae HogGuest Curator: Yi Soojung Coordinator: Lee Kyunga Educator: Wook Sang Lee
About the name‘Openspace Bae' is a non-profit alternative space in Busan, South Korea.'Bae' in the name is a Korean word with manifold meanings; a pear, a ship or double. The name itself signifies location of the space in the pear orchard, locality of Busan as a harbor city and promotion (multiple times) of art. The name of the space represents our will to the promotion of contemporary art in the new space.Our MissionThe goal of Openspace Bae is to be a path to contemporary art world, which reflects actively and promptly the rapid change of art.By developing a new system of exhibition and embracing new issues of contemporary art, we aim to provide the artists with space and chance to present their art. Especially, our Artist-in-Residence program will help them to draw a new vision of contemporary art by supporting their artistic imagination and experiments.Also, our various support programs will create an opportunity to find promising young artists and to invite experimental exhibitions in alternative forms. Basically, we would like to support non-profit projects with an emphasis on artistic experiments or experimental ideas.Located in the outskirt of the city and surrounded with nature-friendly environment, Openspace Bae is a space for those who wish to break away from white cubes and the institutional framework for the sake of true freedom of art. It will be a platform of communication for artists, curators and critics from across the country, where they can exchange substantial information and construct a steady network.