스페이스 윌링앤딜링 (Space Willing N Dealing)은 '윌링(willing)'하는 것을 '딜링(dealing)'한다, 즉 원하는 것을 다루어본다는 의미를 가지고 있다.
다양한 미술 시스템의 현장에서의 경험을 기반으로 설립된 공간이며 보다 유연한 시스템 속에서 움직일 수 있는 다양한 컨텐츠 개발에 그 목적을 둔다.
As the name 'Willing N Dealing' sugguests, Space: Willing N Dealing is a flexible space which enables artists to try new idea and work freely. Starting from art consulting program in 2010, the exhibition space opened as a non-profit art organization in Seoul, South Korea in 2012 with the mission of initiating contemporary art productions and fostering cultural discourses and ideas. Inseon Kim, the founder and director’s aim was to establish an art space where artists can freely experiment their interests without any pressure. Kim is a curator who has variety of professional work experience for about 20 years in contemporary art field such as Alternative space LOOP, Busan Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, Daelim Museum, Kukje Gallery, Interalia Gallery and etc. WD started near Itaewon area and held a number of exhibitions there, and in April 2015, WD moved to a larger venue located in Bangbae-dong area.
In solo exhibitions of mid-career/established artists, participating artists can experiment that they could not make an attempt. As artists participate in exhibitions, time, budget and other circumstances limit them to try something new. In WD, with enough time to communicate with curator, they can develop new project they could not realize in other spaces.
PT & Critic is one of the most unique programs in WD. Young artists just graduated from university who is preparing for the very first solo exhibition gets the chance to show their works in WD. Young artists can present their work to audience, and special guests including established artists, critics, curators are invited to give critical comment to their works. After their first solo exhibition, PT & Critic Reunion is prepared to follow how their work evolve after certain amount of time.
서울특별시 종로구 자하문로 48-1 (창성동 98-19) 2층
F2, 48-1 Jahamunro (Changseong-dong 98-19), Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
경복궁역 3번출구에서 도보로 약 7분(470m) 직진, (통인시장 건너편)