Since opening its doors in 2011, Gallery Baton has emerged as one of Korea’s most influential contemporary art galleries. Representing Korean and international contemporary artists, the gallery is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for experimental art and emerging talents.Read More
As non-profit programs, Chapter II and Chapter II Yard (2020 Spring), provide studio spaces, curatorial support and exhibition opportunities to young artists while the Observation Deck—the other of these spaces—serves as a venue for video and new media art and installation projects.
Gallery Baton represents diverse practices from all around the world. Established Korean artists on the roster include Koh San Keum, who converts texts consumed as social symbols into material objects as artificial pearls are placed according to the number of letters and spaces in between the letters in a fixed and minimal arrangement; and Kim Sang Gyun, renowned for his grout sculptures that deconstruct and reconfigure period architecture. Among the international artists are Liam Gillick, who has been examining the constructed world through his ever-expanding practice of sculpture, installation, filmmaking, and writing; Tatuso Miyajima, a Japanese artist recognised for his minimalistic installations and use of LED lights; Belgian artist Rinus Van de Velde, whose charcoal drawings often derive from settings constructed out of cardboard; New Zealand artist Peter Stichbury, known for his portraits featuring big-eyed individuals with inscrutable expressions; and Marcin Maciejowski, who hails from Poland and presents candid observations of the everyday in his photographic paintings.
Also on Gallery Baton’s roster are Jinnie Seo, who explores the aesthetics of time and space in her often monumental and sculptural installations; Yoon Suk One, who creates blurred paintings that appear as if photographed in motion, embodying impressions of the artist’s subjective experience; Bin Woo Hyuk, who primarily works with charcoal and paint to create part-monochrome landscape paintings; and Hugh Scott-Douglas, who engages with photography and painting to consider varied themes such as the value systems of objects and global economics.
Actively involved in encouraging regional conversations around art and culture, Gallery Baton collaborates with galleries and institutions in East Asia to present group exhibitions. Notable examples include Array: EACA 2019, curated by ARTMIA Foundation and showcasing works of eight emerging artists; and The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary (2018), which was co-organised with Japanese galleries SCAI The Bathhouse, Taka Ishii Gallery, Take Ninagawa, and TARO NASU.
Gallery Baton is equally devoted to promoting Korean contemporary art abroad and exhibits at prestigious international art fairs, among them Art Basel in Hong Kong, Art Brussels, Frieze London, ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, and KIAF ART SEOUL.
'As one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Asia, ART021 reinforces its ongoing commitment to leveraging local recourses with a global perspective, supporting contemporary Chinese art andcultivating new generations of domestic collectors. 111 world's leading galleries from 18 countries and 57 cities are selected to present contemporary...
There has been a flurry of triennial and biennial art activity in Japan this year. This report explores some of these shows, concluding with Pierre Huyghe's Okayama Art Summit.
'Frieze London brings together more than 160 galleries from 36 countries, representing the fair's most international edition since its launch. Introducing new curators and sections showcasing performance, emerging artists and the contemporary significance of complex art genealogies and colonial legacies, Frieze London creates an exceptional moment...
'Art Basel reinforces its ongoing commitment to showcasing exceptional art from Asia and the Asia Pacific, with over half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. The main sector of the show features 196 of the world's leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawings, installation...
A woman pulls an archer's bow at a dot painting. The arrow hits a white dot. She removes it before covering the dot with a square of white tissue paper. An action work by Soungui Kim, Ten thousand ugly ink dots (1982), is captured on video in the artist's first major retrospective in Seoul's National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA).
Gemiddeld een jaar werkt Jasper de Beijer aan zijn driedimensionale maquettes, die in de loop der jaren steeds groter zijn geworden. Eerst bouwde hij ze op een schaal van 1:100, toen 1:10 en nu zijn ze meestal 1:1. Vervolgens maakt hij er een foto van, wat secondenwerk is in vergelijking met de monnikenarbeid die gemoeid is met het maken van de...
Visitors to the sixth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs through Saturday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will encounter a huge table with its circular, metal top slowly rotating. On the top are scores of what look like golden and silver miniature towers. Actually, they are dabba or tiffin carriers, in which Indian...
New Zealand born artist Peter Stichbury is currently presenting his bizarre and uncanny exhibition at the Gallery Baton in Seoul. High Strangeness explores stories surrounding reports of (often fake) disturbances in the aerial world above us. The exhibition runs until the end of November.
Hugh Scott-Douglas talks about his art practice
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