CHAPTER II was established as a collaborative project between U.pinemed Inc. and Gallery Baton, a representative contemporary art gallery, in order to support young artists. In 2009, for the purpose of reinforcing its expertise and actively coping with rapidly changing medical markets, U.pinemed Inc. was separated from its parent company, KCPMED Inc. which had achieved recognition in a field of medical professionals by adopting innovative medical equipments, constant research and meticulous quality management. U.pinemed Inc. has contributed to an improvement of public health by developing and distributing diverse products related to health care. Furthermore, we are launching CHAPTER II in November, 2016, to carry out business ethics through returning profits to our community and to count towards a boost of cultural values by cultivating people of artistic talent.
The space name, CHAPTER II refers to a point when young artists who completed their academic courses begin the second chapter(Chapter II) of their artistic activities in our society. Also, the Roman alphabet, “II” suggests the shape of opened doors; it consequently conveys CHAPTER II’s vision in which the space would be always opened for not only artists but anyone who sincerely wants to appreciate art.
CHAPTER II plans a variety exhibitions comprehensively responding to the present and future of Contemporary Art by building a long-term cooperative system with Gallery Baton. By doing so, it is determined to play a role of a platform where promising artists and curators at home and abroad can enhance their abilities. In addition, CHAPTER II will offer studios for artists to focus on their work in a stable environment and urge them to continue presenting progressive artworks thorough a wide range of exchange with experts in the art world. Running a variety of programmes will allow the space to be a representative local place and to ultimately expand cultural infrastructure. We would truly appreciate your attention and encouragement to communicate and share ideas about Contemporary Art, life and hope in CHAPTER II situated in Yeonnam-dong where newly stands out as an cultural interchange area for artists.
Contact Chapter II via email.
54, Donggyo-ro 27 gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Tel: +82. 70. 4895. 1031