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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho

Kyungwon Moon (b. 1969) and Jeon Joonho (b. 1969). Live and work in Seoul and Busan, Korea.

Known for their video works that call attention to issues facing contemporary society, Moon & Jeon have been collaborating since 2009. In recent years, they have developed their work around the interdisciplinary project News from Nowhere (2011), which draws inspiration from the eponymous utopian novel by the late-19th century artist and designer William Morris.

Involving experts from various fields ranging from fashion and architecture to medical research, this open practical platform advocates for dialogue and unfolds in multiple forms including films, exhibitions, and public programs. By creating utopian and dystopian futuristic settings, Moon & Jeon use fictitious narrative devices as a means to deal with the present time and to critically question the role of art in a rapidly changing world.

The Korean artist duo represented South Korea at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015 and presented their first site-specific collaborative work at DOCUMENTA 13, Kassel in 2012. Their selected solo exhibitions include ones at Art Sonje Center, Seoul, 2022; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2022; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2021; Tate Liverpool, 2018–19; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, 2015 and the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.

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