moon kyungwon & jeon joonho

News from Nowhere

moon kyungwon & jeon joonho  News from Nowhere

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NEWS FROM NOWHERE begins with contemplating the social function and role of art. Initially proposed by two artists, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, the project aims to reflect upon the direction that contemporary art practices; what is the real meaning of contemporary art? El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) examines the meaning of art in a future era where, as envisioned by the artists, all social values and order have vanished. MOON and JEON have attempted to examine the future through collaborative projects with artists, designers, and architects. Furthermore, experts from other diverse fields – education, economics, politics, culture, and religion – will join this practical platform for an in-depth conversation that aims to reflect on society as a whole and suggest a vision for the future.
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Live and work in Seoul. Their collaborative works have been showcased at numerous international exhibitions and art festivals, including Kassel dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Home Works 6 at Beirut Art Center (2013), Singapore Biennale (2013), and Fukuoka Triennale (2014). The duo also presented a site-specific collaborative platform at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013), an ongoing edition of which will open at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich this summer. Notable awards received include the Korea Artist Prize at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (2012) and the NOON Award at Gwangju Biennale (2012).
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source: galleryhyundai

MOON Kyungwon (b.1969) received her Ph.D. from Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication and Arts, M.F.A from the California Institute of the Arts and M.F.A/B.F.A from Ehwa Women’s University. She has her own peculiar way of questioning the history, individual, contradiction and existing relationships between the reality and an ideal through the image of specific space. She has been portraying connotative and narrative works by working with various media i.e. painting, video, and installation to employ visual expressions.

JEON Joonho (b.1969) received his M.A from Chelsea College of Art and Design and B.F.A from Dongeui University. JEON’s works mainly focus on the various incidents that encompass the tumultuous Korean history and the fundamental issues of human existentiality, from which he attempts to elicit questions from the viewer. The multi-layered reality he depicts remains universal at its core with his commentary on the general conditions of human beings. Moreover, with his refined expertise in creating images using different media, he is more than unique in regard to his artistic depth and technical virtuosity.
MOON Kyungwon and JEON Joonho have been contemplating together on contemporary art and its significance, expendability of exhibitions and absence of critiques. Consequently, two of them began collaboration since 2009 with hopes of creating more chances to produce self-reflective works. As a duo, MOON Kyungwon and JEON Joonho are conducting their collaborate project while also working separately as individual artists.

In 2012, JEON Joonho and MOON Kyungwon participated in Kassel documenta13 as the first Korean artist in the last 20 years. In the same year, they were awarded the ‘Noon’ Art Prize from Gwangju Biennale and also ‘The Korea Artist Prize’ from the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. They also have participated in Singapore Biennale(2013), Multitude Art Prize(2013), Sullivan Galleries of School of Art Institute of Chicago for the News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory(2013), Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale(2014), the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art(2014) and selected as the representative artists of Korea, they will present their work at the Korean pavilion, 56th Biennale di Venezia in 2015. Further, their collaborative project News from Nowhere is scheduled to be present at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland in 2015.