Opened in 2010, the Art at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies (AAIPS) Gallery has presented various exhibitions to integrate tradition and contemporary art, western and eastern cultures.
The AAIPS Gallery is located in the acclaimed architectural space, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Designed by established architect, Yoo Kerl, the uniquely designed three-story glass building sits in the heart of Seoul and looks onto Gyeonghui Palace, known as the Palace of Serene Harmony. The Gallery is nestled in the first floor of the building and is defined by bold, irregular glass curves and distinct lines which draw in natural sunlight through a towering free-form atrium. The expansive 4,320 square-foot (400 square-meter) exhibition space lends a distinctive beauty and elegance to exhibitions.
Beginning with a photography exhibition, “An Eighty-day Love Story” in 2011, to raise awareness about child poverty by Compassion Korea, an international child sponsorship organization, the Gallery has grown over the years.
The AAIPS Gallery continues to contribute to create artistic discourses through the deep understanding of the past and the present.