MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho

MOON Kyungwon and JEON Joonho are two leading contemporary artists in the Korean art scene with works that carry unique themes and sensibility through diverse outlets in forms. MOON and JEON first collaborated on the project News from Nowhere (2012), which was featured in Kassel Documenta in 2012. News from Nowhere is a project to study the social function of art where the two artists invite professionals from different backgrounds to explore the current situation of the world, the future of society, and the potential of art. This project was reappropriated to fit into the content of Chicago, presented as News from Nowhere: Chicago Laboratory at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Following the Chicago Laboratory, News from Nowhere: Zurich Laboratory was presented at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Zurich, Switzerland. The 2015 version served as a third platform to open up an artistic discourse with a range of scholars, economists, sociologists in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

They presented a new site-specific work in the Korean Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia 2015. A new multi-channel film installation, The Ways of Folding Space & Flying (2015), explored an archaeological quest into human civilization that interweaves history with visions of the future as told through a future-retrospective narrative. It also alluded to the institutional structure and historic evolution of la Biennale di Venezia itself, the scale and influence of which have been acquired within a shifting socio-political landscape.