Kassel. dOCUMENTA (13), News from Nowhere


MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho





MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho
News from Nowhere
June 6 – September 2012



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 – and society as a whole – are taking, while also envisioning the future through collaborative projects with artists, designers, and architects. MOON Kyungwon and JEON Joonho’s collaborative project News from Nowhere (2012) takes its title and inspiration from Will am Morris’s 1890 book about a future society. Imagining a post-apocalyptic world where the human race has been nearly wiped out and is forced to examine the most basic philosophies on which it has relied, MOON and JEON present a “retrospective from the future” that reflects on the function of art in today’s society. Presented in three different forms – a film, installation, and a publication – this retrospective operates as a practical platform where experts in education, architecture, design, religion, music, culture, and art share in-depth conversations on current practices and suggest visions for the future.

Ph. Katia De Angelis

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