About
Public Delivery is a not-for-profit arts organization established in 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. Our mission is to push the limits of how art can change the world. We collaborate with recognized artists, art spaces, and organizations to create an active archive of ideas and provide tools for artistic research. We focus specifically on overlooked and underrepresented communities, particularly those in remote places far from the usual spheres of the art world.

In our various collaborations, we have spearheaded projects such as Asia’s tallest mural and a pop-up exhibition that opened on the same weekend on six continents. Recently we have focused our efforts on the global performance project Silence Was Golden.

So far, we have produced over 400 performances and 40 exhibitions in 102 countries. In 2018 we became the most visited online not-for-profit arts organization.

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Our focus

Our focus is to investigate different viewpoints, to address pressing issues and questions and broaden fundamental conversations on art. We explore the art environment in unpredictable and innovative ways while remaining fully independent in our operation.

One pillar of our work is education. Our blog features hundreds of articles. In 2013, we set up a photography class at DEAR Burma, a free school for refugees in Bangkok, Thailand.

Our second pillar is our projects.

We focus on creating meaningful and interactive content rather than the same old posts on social media. One hundred percent of our editorial content is specifically commissioned and curated. We don’t publish copy-pasted press releases.

    

Our Mindset

People Ideas
Status Quo Embracing change
Institutional or corporate sponsorship Truly independent
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Latest and loudest Long-term

Milestones

2011: Foundation
2012: Asia’s tallest mural
2013: 100 published articles
2014: 200 published articles
2015: 100 balloon performances
2016: 200 balloon performances
2017: Projects in 50 countries
2017: 300 balloon performances
2018: 300 published articles
2018: Most-visited online arts not-for-profit, and most visited fully independent art blog (outranking most museums, galleries and other art institutions)
2019: Projects in 100 countries
2019: 500 published articles

 

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All projects (2012-)

    

Entirely independent

Public Delivery is not funded by any institution or corporate interest. While we accept partnerships for specific projects, we are entirely independent in our day-to-day-work. This allows us to speak about inconvenient topics, often from different perspectives, or pursue projects that are completely dedicated to free speech and equality.

    

Why we run ads

Ads help us provide better content and faster server infrastructure. We consider this part of our grassroots approach in which you, the viewer, help to fund this project.

    

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You want to write for us? That’s great! We welcome submissions that cover architecture, art, photography and anything in between. If you have exciting, original and unpublished articles or ideas, we’d love to hear from you. We are also happy to receive your work, project, exhibition or press releases.

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Advertise

We currently offer a range of ways to reach our global audience of architecture and design professionals and students. That includes placement in our email, banner ads, sponsored editorial, social media campaigns, event sponsorships and brand ambassadorships.

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Our contribution to environmental protection

100% of the power in our data center comes from hydropower plants that meet the strict criteria of TÜV SÜD. We use only green electricity without climate-damaging CO2 emissions or radioactive waste. In all of our projects, we try to recycle or donate any excess material, which we have done countless times, including the donation of an entire wooden house to a homeless family.

Collaborations with spaces

Asia

  • Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea
  • Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
  • Asia Culture Complex, Gwangju, South Korea
  • Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nowon Culture and Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  • DEAR Burma, Bangkok, Thailand

Europe

  • Musée Guimet, Paris, France
  • Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
  • Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France
  • Cité de la mode et du design, Paris, France
  • Musée Paul-Dupuy et Georges-Labit, Toulouse, France
  • Museum of Almería, Almería, Spain
  • Greek Film Archive / Film Museum, Athens, Greece
  • Münchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
  • Forum Kunst Rottweil, Rottweil, Germany

USA

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC
  • The Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, California
  • Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angelesv
  • Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, Houston
  • Sacramento State University
  • California State University
  • University of California, Davis

South America

  • Centro Cultural de España en La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

    

Other collaborations

Intergovernmental

  • UNESCO ICPHS (The International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences)
  • UNESCO MOST (Management of Social Transformations)
  • United Nations
  • United Nations ESCAP
  • International Labor Organization
  • International Organization for Migration

Companies

  • ACER
  • Dole
  • Montana Cans
  • National Geographics
  • Nike
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Samsung Electronics

Asia

  • Arts Council Korea
  • Chinese Olympic Committee
  • Embassy of the United States, Seoul, South Korea
  • Institut Français de République de Corée, Seoul, South Korea
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government, South Korea
  • Seoul Design Foundation, South Korea
  • Korean Cultural & Arts Centers Association
  • Conflictorium – Museum Of Conflict, Ahmedabad, India
  • Common Future Fund, China
  • Offrejoie, Lebanon
  • Women and Girls Safe Space, Ankara, Turkey
  • Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Busan Cultural Foundation, South Korea
  • Busan Metropolitan City, South Korea
  • Suyeong District Office, South Korea

USA

  • World Vision International
  • The United States Government
  • United States Department of Labor
  • California Department of Parks and Recreations
  • California Department of Fish and Game
  • National Basketball Association
  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • Sacramento City Council

Europe

  • Local Democracy Agency Mostar
  • Stockholm Fringe Festival

Oceania

  • Australian Government
  • Ministry Of Education, Kiribati

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Disclaimer

The artworks and ideas presented are solely displayed for informational purposes. We don’t encourage anything that is against the laws of your country.

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