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ARA artcenter

  • Representative
    Kim, Myung Sung
  • Business Inquiries
    eon, In-mi
  • Address
    5-24, Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Phone
    82 2 733 1981
  • Fax
    82 2 733 1985
  • Homepage
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Ara Art Center, located in Insa-dong, heart of Korean art and culture, was born to lead and elevate the value of popular art through hosting various exhibitions. A large capacity complex cultural space that is able to host exhibitions, performances, events and parties simultaneously, Ara Art Center’s total floor area spans 1,500 pyeong (4958.7m2) and there is a total of 9 floors (from B4 to 5F) with freely arrangeable exhibition spaces that range from 40 pyeong (132.232 m2) to 180 pyeong (595.044m2). The average height of exhibition halls is 3.5m and the maximum ceiling height is 14m, enough to accommodate a wide variety of artistic endeavors. The beautiful natural lighting that penetrates the 4 basement level floors complements the works on display and helps to create a rich ambience. The Ara Art building has been constructed through the effective use of concrete and glass, with the black concrete symbolizing water and the luminous glass representing dawn on a horizon that stretches across the sea. In the same way as how culture and civilization develops harmoniously, Ara Art is a space that creates all components of Korean art and culture, and this is even reflected in the material and exterior of the building.

Transportation

  • From Incheon Int'l Airport : takes 1 hour, 40 minutes from Gimpo Airport
  • Subway Station:Line 1 Jonggak Station Exit 3-1 / Line 3 Anguk Station Exit 6 / Line 5 Jongno 3-ga Station Exit 5

Nearby Hotels &Attractions

  • Within 3km : Lotte Hotel, Westin Chosun Hotel, Koreana Hotel, Hotel Shilla, Ramada Seoul Hotel, Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel, Aventree Hotel Jongno
  • Within 5km : Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul Grand Hilton, Best Western Hotel
  • Streets : Myeong-dong Street, Insa-dong Street, Samcheong-dong Cafe Street, Daehangno
  • Shopping : Myeong-dong, Lotte Department Store (Flagship Store), Shinsegae Department Store (Flagship Store), Dongdaemun Shopping Town
  • Entertainment : CGV Movie Theaters, N Seoul Tower
  • Others : Namsan, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Station, Deoksugung Palace, Jogyesa Temple

FACILITIES

Name of Hall

Location

Size (m²)

Standing

Seated

5F Exhibition Hall

5F

330.58

200

150

4F Exhibition Hall

4F

396.696

260

200

3F Exhibition Hall

3F

595.044

430

330

2F Exhibition Hall

2F

446.283

300

230

1F Exhibition Hall 1F

1F

528.928

330

250

B1 Exhibition Hall

B1

628.928

250

190

B2 Exhibition Hall

B2

545.457

AHall 100
BHall 140

AHall 80
BHall 110

B3 Exhibition Hall

B3

694.218

AHall 130
BHall 160

AHall 100
BHall 120

B4 Exhibition Hall

B4

809.921

A전시실 370
B전시실 70

A전시실 280
B전시실 50

Major Events

  • 2013 Documentum publication party / 2014 Choi Wan-su’s Chusa publication party / 2014 Publication party for publisher, “Law & Education”
  • 2014 Korea Arts & Culture Education Service training workshop with experts invited from overseas
  • 2014 A&B Art Scandal training program lecture
  • 2014 Audio Guy Records’Capella Musica Seoul album recording
  • 2014 DYSON new product production presentation / 2015 DYSON press conference
  • 2014 Pink Art campaign event for promoting the awareness of breast cancer
  • 2015 SIEG F/W collection (New clothing product information session)

Special Features

  • Largest exhibition space in the country
  • Creates a new exhibition and exhibition hall lending culture in Korea
  • Leads the Renaissance of Asian art culture
  • Hosts large exhibitions and art fairs both domestically and abroad
  • Complex cultural space for exhibitions, performances, events and parties
  • Cultivates the culture industry and tourism belt as the root of the Korean wave
  • Total floor area of 1,500 pyeong (4958.7m2) among 9 floors from B5 to 4F (15 exhibition rooms ranging from 40 pyeong to 180 pyeong)
  • Average exhibition hall height of 3.5m and maximum height of 14m; extensive natural lighting that permeates throughout 4 floors
  • Distinctive configuration of basement space