News from Nowhere / Kyungwon Moon & Joonho Jeon

Curated by Dooeun Choi for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial with support from the National Endownment for the Arts

News from Nowhere (2011) begins with contemplating the social function and role of art. Initially proposed by two artists, Kyungwon Moon & Joonho Jeon, the project aims to reflect upon the direction that contemporary art practices - and society as a whole - are taking, while also envisioning 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 examine art practices and suggest a better vision for the future.

ZERO1 Urban Screen
300 S. 1st Street
Screenings through December 8, 2012

Kyungwon Moon & Joonho Jeon

live and work in Seoul, Korea

Artist website

Bio

MOON received her M.F.A in Art from the California Institute of the Arts and M.F.A/B.F.A from Ewha Womans University. Some of MOON’s selected solo exhibitions include GreenHouse at Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul (2010) and Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (2004). She has also participated in several group exhibitions including dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012); A Silent Voice at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2010); A Different Similarity at Bochum Museum, Bochum (2010); Central Istanbul, Istanbul (2009), and more.

JEON received his M.A from Chelsea College of Art and Design and B.F.A from Dongeui University. JEON has had several solo exhibitions at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo (2009); Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2008); Arario Gallery, Cheonan (2008); and at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York (2007). JEON has also participated in several group exhibitions including dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (2011); Your Bright Future at LACMA, LA (2009); The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas (2008), and more. JEON has received awards at the 2004 Gwangju Biennale and at the 2007 Ljubijana Graphic Biennale.