Cho Hae-Young, Stadium 1, 7 & 9, 2010. Installation view of “Divisible” at Art Lounge Dibang, Seoul, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Art Lounge Dibang
Art Lounge Dibang is a nonprofit cultural space sponsored by the Majoong Mool Foundation.
Dibang is the archaic Korean word for “threshold,” a region where time and space intersect. Even in ancient times, if the space a threshold occupied was insignificant, as either a point of intersection or passage of time and space, it was still considered a sacred space where sitting and standing were strongly prohibited.
Dedicated to making art more accessible to public audiences, Art Lounge Dibang seeks to act as a threshold where various genres, such as fine arts, film, music, public art, design, handicraft, and lectures become interchangeable. Instead of persisting with huge arguments or debates about identity, our mission is to provide a flexible exhibition and events space for a variety of generations and genres. Therefore, and in line with the Majoong Mool Foundation’s motto “a bowl of water,” Dibang is committed to fostering small but significant ideas and artistic activities that have a unique story to tell.