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About the Organizing Institution: The Boghossian Foundation

The Boghossian Foundation was created in 1992 by Robert and his two sons Jean and Albert Boghossian, Lebanese jewelers of Armenian origin. They are based in Antwerp and Geneva. One of the objectives of the Boghossian Foundation is to contribute to the development and education of young people. During it first fifteen years, the foundation has devoted itself primarily to the task of helping to improve the living conditions of young people both in Armenia and Lebanon in order to encourage a better future for them.

In 2006, the foundation acquired the Villa Empain. The jewel of Brussels’ Art Deco architectural heritage the Villa had fallen into disuse and disrepair. The foundation fully renovated the building making it a center for art and dialogue between the cultures of the East and the West, as well as its. The Villa Empain opened its doors to the public in 2010 and since then has hosted exhibitions, conferences, international meetings and other activities year round. In addition to the arts, the Boghossian Foundation supports a range of social, educational, and environmental projects.

Kukje Gallery and Tina Kim Gallery are very pleased to work together with the Boghossian Foundation to mount this historic exhibition. Kukje Gallery is one of Asia’s leading galleries having recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. Located in Seoul, Korea, Kukje’s programming is internationally recognized for its scope and diversity. Located in New York City, Tina Kim Gallery showcases innovative work by both emerging and established artists.