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Galleries of Association Korea, as a meeting of nationwide galleries, was founded in 1976 with a sense of duty to the establishment of order in the circulation and to foster a sound art market as well as to promote the understanding and popularization of art and contribute to the global advancement of the culture of art.

It was registered as a social organization of the ministry of culture and information in 1979 By being promoted to a corporation in 1991, its social obligation has been strengthened.
To achieve its purpose of establishment, the association implemented the following projects:
  1. 1. Host exhibitions and events for dissemination and enhancement of art
  2. 2. Print publications about research studies and general information on art activities
  3. 3. Open seminars or short courses for the purpose of expanding bases of members and
         art lovers
  4. 4. Install and Manage an appraisal organization to distinguish forgeries and evaluate prices of
         works
  5. 5. Sponsor unique artists and the excavation of new artists
  1. 2014
    • 02. 12

      Held the 37th regular general meeting (The council chamber of Korea Federation of Banks. Seoul)

    • 03. 06

      Held the 32th Korea Galleries Art Fair (Seoul COEX. 6th~9th March)

  2. 2013
    • 02. 14

      Held the 36th regular general meeting (Prima hotel. Seoul)

    • 03. 13

      Held the 31th Korea Galleries Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 14th~17th March)

    • 09. 19

      Held the Korean Art Show (HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR 19th~22th September)

    • 10. 05

      Held the 2013 Korea International Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 5th~9th October)

  3. 2012
    • 02. 13

      Elected Mi-sun Pyo(Pyo Gallery) as the 16th Chairman.
      Held the 35th regular general meeting

    • 02. 23

      Held the 30th Korea Galleries Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 23th~26th February)

    • 03. 08

      Held the Korean Art Show ( Mercer Street, New york. 8th~ 11th March)

    • 07. 24

      Held the 2012 extraordinary general meeting (Hall of Korean Publisher association)

    • 09. 13

      Held the 2012 Korea International Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 13th~17th September)

  4. 2011
    • 02. 11

      Held the Korea Galleries Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 11th~14th February)

    • 02. 21

      Held the 34st regular general meeting (Plaza Hotel, 21th February)

    • 03. 03

      Held the Korean Art Show (2F 82 Mercer street, Sofo, New York, 3rd~6th March)

    • 08. 11

      Held the "The Ways To Further Boost Korea's Art Market-Repercussions“ (National Assembly,)

    • 09. 22

      Held the 2011 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 22th~26th September)

  5. 2010
    • 02. 23

      Held the 33st regular general meeting (Plaza Hotel, 23rd February)

    • 03. 02

      Held the Korean Art Show (New York La.venue, 3rd~7th March)

    • 03. 25

      Held the Korea Galleries Art Fair (Busan BEXCO, 19th~23th March)

    • 06. 14

      Held an extraordinary general meeting of 2008 (Prima Hotel, 14th June)

    • 09. 09

      Held the 2010 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 9th~13rd September)

    • 11. 04

      Held a seminar under the title "The Ways To Boost Korea's Art Market"
      (Kim Koo Museum&Library, 11th November)

  6. 2009
    • 02. 03

      Held the 32st regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 3rd February)

    • 02. 03

      Elected Mi-sun Pyo(Pyo Gallery) as the 15th Chairman.

    • 03. 19

      Held the Korea Galleries Art Fair (Busan BEXCO, 19th~23th March)

    • 09. 18

      Held the 2009 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX,18th~22nd September)

  7. 2008
    • 02. 28

      Held the 31st regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 28th February).

    • 03. 06

      Held the Seoul Art Fair-Busan (Busan BEXCO, 6th~10th March)

    • 09. 19

      Held the 2008 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX,19th~23rd September)

    • 09.30

      Held a seminar under the title "The Ways To Further Boost Korea's Art Market-Repercussions of the 2008 Tax Reforms and Measurements."( National Press Club on the 20th floor of the Korea Press Foundation, 30th September)

    • 10. 16

      Held an extraordinary general meeting of 2008 (Ambassador Hotel, 16th October)

  8. 2007
    • 02. 28

      Held the 30th regular general meeting (Press Center, 28th February).

    • 05. 09

      Held the 2007 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 9th~13th May).

    • 10. 11

      Held the Seoul Art Fair (Seoul Art Center, 11th~16th October).

  9. 2006
    • 02. 24

      Held the 29th regular general meeting (Sejong Center, 24th June).

    • 02. 24

      Elected Hyun-sook Lee (Kukje Gallery) as the 14th Chairman.

    • 03. 09

      Held an extraordinary general meeting (Chosun Hotel, 9th March).

    • 05. 26

      Held the 2006 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 26th~30th May).

    • 07. 18

      Held a seminar under the title "Roles of Galleries and Auction Co. in Art Marker" (National Assembly library, 18th July).

    • 09. 20

      Held the Seoul Art Fair (Seoul Art Center, 20th~24th September).

  10. 2005
    • 02. 15

      Held the 28th regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 15th of February).

    • 05.24

      Held the 2005 Korea International Art Fair (Seoul COEX, 24th~29th May).

    • 09. 08

      A special session of assembly (Seoul Art Center, 8th September).

    • 11. 03

      Held the 23th Seoul Art Fair(Seoul Art Center, 2nd~7th November).

  11. 2004
    • 02. 10

      Held the 27th regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 10th of February).

    • 06. 22

      Held the 2004 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 22th~27th June).

    • 11. 06

      Held the 22nd Seoul Art Fair(Seoul Art Center, 6th~11th November).

  12. 2003
    • 02. 10

      Held the 26th regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 10th of February).

    • 02. 10

      Elected Tae-soo Kim(Maekhyang Gallery) as the 13th chairman.

    • 06. 25

      Held the 2003 Korea International Art Fair(Seoul COEX, 23th~29th June).

    • 11. 06

      Held the 21th Seoul Art Fair(Seoul Art Center, 6th~12th November).
      Supported Galleries Participations in international fairs with the governmental aid of 200 million won. Opened 1st Art piece Appraisal School.

    • 12

      Abrogated Art composite income tax (December).

  13. 2002
    • 02.04

      Held the 25th regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel.)

    • 02.04

      Build a database for 10,000 art works appraiser by the association.

    • 09.03

      Held the Korea International Art Fair(KIAF) 2002(Pusan BEXCO, 3rd~8th October).

    • 10.02

      Supported galleries' Participation in international fairs with the governmental aid of 200 million won.

  14. 2001
    • 03.08

      Held the 24th regular general meeting (Ambassador Hotel)

    • 05.11

      Held the Art Festival of May and had the campaign of 'A Home A Picture'. (107 galleries from all over the country participated, 11th~7th of May)

    • 10.18

      Published the Gallery 12 galleries took part in international fairs with the governmental aid of 200 million won (7 international fairs including Chicago, Basel, Kˆeln and FIAC).

    • 12.28

      Held an extraordinary general meeting (Ambassador Hotel, 28th of December).

  15. 2000
    • 02.15

      Held the 23th regular general meeting (Shilla Hotel,)
      Elected Gyeng-sik Lim (Yeemock Gallery) as the 12th chairman.
      12 galleries took part in international fairs with the governmental aid of 200million won (9 art fairs including Chicago, Basel, Kˆeln and FIAC).

    • 09.16

      Held the 18th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center, 16th~24th of September).
      Deferred the enforcement of composite income tax on art works for 3 years.
      Developed the homepage of the association.

  1. 1999
    • 10.02

      Launched the fine art auction system (had 4 regular auctions).
      Published 3 issues of the association information magazine "Art Gallery" 24 galleries took part in international fairs with the governmental aid of 200million won (Chicago, Basel, Kˆeln, FLAC and NICAF).
      Held the 17th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center, 2nd~10th of October).
      NICAF 1999 in Tokyo set years as "the Years of Korea" and 14 galleries took part in the fair (A special Korea festival was held).
      As a part of support for globalization, there was the 1st public contest for new artiste, and selected artworks were exhibitied in Seoul Art Fair and NICAF.

  2. 1998
    • 02.16

      Held the 21th regular general meeting (Samtuh Gallery). the chairman resigned.

      03.16

      An extraordinary general meeting was held for special election and elected Sang-neung Kwon (Chosun Gallery) as the 11th chairman.
      Held an Extraordinary general meeting (Yeh Gallery).

      06.01

      Approved the regulation on art works auctions and sculpture business under the supervision of the association.
      Enacted system of exhibition contract with artists (distributed the regular from of the association).
      Held the 16th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center, 75 galleries).
      Held a seminar on the validity of the enforcement of the auction system (the Press Center)

  3. 1997
    • 02.24

      Held the 20th regular general meeting (Chosun Hotel).

      02.27

      Held the 19th regular general meeting.Elected Seung-jin Rho (Rho Gallery) as the 10th chairman Election Held the 15th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center, ).
      Deferred the enforcement of composite income tax on art works for 3 years until 2000

  4. 1996
    • 02.27

      Held a symposium under the title "Reforms of the Distribution structure in Response to the Opening of the Fine Arts Market"

      02.27

      Held the 19th regular general meeting.

      05.

      Held the Fine Art Festival of May(around 100 galleries participated from all over the country)

      07.05

      Held the 14th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center,)

      10.

      Sponsored 1996 FIAC “the Year of Korea" with the participation of 14 galleries (paris, France)

      12.

      Sponsored the Seoul International Art Fair(SIAF) 1996 jointly with KOEX

  5. 1995
    • 02.27

      Appointed as a member of the organazing committee of "the Tear of Fine Arts"(the Ministry of Culture and Tourism).

      02.27

      Held the 18th regular general meeting

      05.02

      Held the Fine Art Festival of May (117 Galleries participated from all over the Country), Conducted a campaign to abolish the transfer income tax on art works and the relevant law. the tax turned into composite income tax. The National Assembly deferred the enforcement of system for 2 years.

      08.25

      Held the 13th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center) Established the Galleries of Association Prize for merit, and awarded it to the wife of the late president Mun-ho Kim of Myeongdong Gallery.

  6. 1994
    • 02.05

      Held the 17th regular general meeting.

      02.05

      Elected Sang-neung Gwon (Chosun Gallery) as the 9th chairman Established the regulations on chairman election (election system)

      04.27

      Held a seminar under the title "Response the popularization of Fine Art and the Age of globalization" (Chosun hotel,)

      08.18

      Held the 12th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center,)

  7. 1993
    • 08.19

      Held the 11th Seoul Art Fair (the Art Gallery the Seoul Art Center)The transfer income tax system was enacted on art works.The association deferred the enforcement off the system until 1995.

  8. 1992
    • 08.20

      Held the 10th Seoul Art Fair (the Art Gallery the Seoul Art Center)

  9. 1991
    • 02.08

      Held the 14th regular general meeting. Elected Chang-sil Kim (Sun Gallery) as the 8th chairman

      05.01

      Registered the incorporation of the association

      07.13

      Held a seminar on "the Public concept of fine arts and the establishment of the distribution order"

      09.05

      Held the 9th Seoul Art Fair (the Seoul Art Center)

  10. 1990
    • 09.07

      Held the 8th Seoul Art Fair (Hoam Gallery)

  1. 1989
    • 02.28

      Held the 12th regular general meeting.

      02.28

      Elected Myeong-ja Park (Hyundai Gallery) as the 7th chairman and reshuffled the board of directors.

      09.02

      Held seminar for "the Promotion of Fine Arts" (Home Gallery, 2nd of September).

      09.26

      Opened "the Great Charity Bazaar of Art Works". Executed an auction broadcasted live jointly with MBC TV

  2. 1988
    • 02.27

      Held the 11th regular general meeting.Adopted the associate membership system

      03.26

      Changed "Gallery Choonchoo" into a quarterly magazine (Registration Number Ba-1095)

  3. 1987
    • 02.20

      Held the 10th regular general meeting (the conference room of the association).

      02.20

      Elected Ju-hwan Park (Dongsanbang Gallery) as the 6th chairman and reshuffled the board of directors (6 directors) and revised the articles of the association.

      09.04

      Held the 6th Seoul Art Fair (Hoam Gallery, 4th~13th of September)

      12.12

      Held the 1st auction at Baekak Museum (12th~19th of December, the actual auction took place on 19th of December).

  4. 1986
    • 02.22

      Held the 9th regular meeting (Hilton Hotel).

      02.26

      Elected Chang-sil Kim (Sun Gallery) as the 5th chairman and reshuffled the board of directors.
      Reached and agreement on the plan of upgrading the Seoul Art Fair and the use of the exhibition contract from defined by the association

      08.28

      Held the 5th Seoul Art Fair (From this Fair, The title "Seoul Art Fair" was formally adopted.) (the National Museum of contemporary Arts at Deoksu Palace, 28th of August~17th of September)

  5. 1985
    • 02.26

      Held the 8th regular general meeting (the conference room of the association).

      02.26

      Elected Chang-sil Kim (Sun Gallery) as the 5th chairman and reshuffled the board of directors.

      09.02

      Held the 4th Seoul Art Fair.

      09.11

      Participated the cultural events of the IBRD/IMF General Meeting and submitted art works to the exhibition.

  6. 1983
    • 02.26

      Held the 6th regular general meeting (the office of the association).

      02.26

      Elected Tae-seong Kim (Yeh Gallery) as the 4th chairman and reshuffled the board of directors.

      11.26

      Held a seminar on improving the order of distribution in the fine arts market attended by interested persons and the members of association (the Korea Culture & Arts Foundation,

  7. 1982
    • 02.20

      Held the 5th regular general meeting (The office of the association).
      Established the regulation on operating the art works appraisal organization (preamble, 5 sections ad 25 articles, 2 additional rules) and regulation on the board of charter members of the art works appraisal committee.

      02.20

      Held the exchange exhibition of art works among the members (the office of association) Published total 7 issues of the associate magazine "Gallery choonchoo"

  8. 1981
    • 02.14

      Held the 4th regular general meeting (Sun Gallery).

      02.14 Elect Sang-eun Gwon(Chosun Gallery) as the 3rd chairman, Reshuffled the board of directors and revised the articles of the association partially

      03.

      Opened the executive office (Gwanhun-dong, jongno-gu)

      05.23

      Sponsored the fundraising exhibition for building the National Museum of Contemporary Art jointly with the Korean Fine Arts Association.

      09.26

      Established the Regulations on issuing fine art guarantee letters.

      12.03

      Held the 3rd Seoul Art Fair.

  9. 1980
      • 06.30

        Established the Busan Branch of the Galleries of Association Korea

        11.24

        Held the second Seoul Art Fair (18th October) led by artists selected by the association.

  10. 1979
      • 03.06

        Registered as a social organization in the Ministry of culture and information (Registration Number 356)(6th of March).

        04.30

        Published the first issue of the association magazine (Periodical Registration Number Ba-818, Quarterly, 4×6 size).

        10.18

        Held the first Seoul Art Fair

        12.13

        Held the 2nd regular general meeting

  11. 1978
      • 12.05

        The representatives of five galleries, Dongsanbang, Myeongdong, Yangji, Chosun and Hyundai had a meeting aiming at the promotion of mutual friendship and understanding among galleries and the establishment of a sound fine arts market

        12.18

        The second inaugural meeting of the galleries of association Korea was held in Hyundai Gallery, where Ju-Hwan Park(Dongsanbang Gallery) was appointed as the chairman, and Mun-ho kim as the honorary chairman.

  12. 1976
      • 05 .

        The representatives of five galleries, Dongsanbang, Myeongdong, Yangji, Chosun and Hyundai had a meeting aiming at the promotion of mutual friendship and understanding among galleries and the establishment of a sound fine arts market

        12.27.

        12 galleries in Seoul held the inaugural meeting of the Galleries of Association Korea at Chosun Hotel, Where Mun-ho Kim(Myeongdong Gallery) was appointed as the chairman, Ju-hwan Park, Seon-ho Mun, Sang-neung Gwon and Myeong-ja Park as director, and Tak-hwan Yoo as the auditor, and the articles of the association was established (27th of December).