Opened in 2016 in the center of Seoul, Barakat Contemporary is an exhibition space where visitors can appreciate and anticipate the contemporary art that must be taken note of worldwide today. Barakat Contemporary focuses on in-depth research and planning into the important topics in international society and contemporary art, presenting to the domestic and international audience artists who show a humanities-based perspective on the present era. The gallery supports the long-term growth of unique artists from various cultures, including Africa, America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, and offers audiences an uncommon opportunity to explore the contemporary issues arising from the points of contact between each society and culture.
Barakat Contemporary is the only contemporary art branch of the Barakat Gallery, which features some 40,000 museum quality artifacts spanning various times and regions. Barakat Gallery has led the way in exhibiting ancient art and spreading the culture of collecting in (its locations in) Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, and Seoul.
Looking ahead, Barakat Contemporary will continue to combine the ancient and modern to create a new future for contemporary art.