Daegu Art Factory
Established on March, 2013, Daegu Art Factory (aks DAF) is a public institution for contemporary art. DAF exhibits all media and genres such as painting, photography, sculpture, installation, film, video, media art, music, dance, theater, and performance. DAF was founded with the mission of supporting the convergence of arts and experimental art in the digital age, and serving the region's young artists to pursue their successful career at the global contemporary art scene.
Daegu Art Factory is affiliated with the Daegu Metropolitan City and the Daegu Foundation for Culture, and is dedicated to the promotion of the region's new urban culture and art. DAF commits itself to providing an open platform for both young artists and the public to learn about contemporary art, specifically symposia and platforms of theoretical discourse between art, philosophy, science, politics, society, feminism, ecology, and market.
The site and facility of ‘Daegu Art Factory’ was initially started in 1909 as the Daegu Branch of the Monopoly Bureau and in 1910 as the Tobacco Manufacturing Plant by Oishi Corporation during the Japanese colonial period, and took the form of its current factory building in 1949 as it continued to be operated as the Daegu Tobacco Processing Plant and the Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corporation until 1999. DAF opened 2013 as a public institution for‘Creative Belt for Culture and Art’ after years of preparation period and remodelling work (2007-2013).