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Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho Talk at Tate Liverpool

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Went to a talk from Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho at Tate Liverpool tonight.  I’ve not had a chance to see their exhibition, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News from Nowhere,  at Tate Liverpool yet

Interesting to hear how they collaborate with each other and bring in experts in fields such as architecture, technology and fashion to develop the ideas for their not a Utopia / not an Apocalypse.  They are creating a world that is then realised through physical artefacts that are incorporated into their artwork and reused in later artwork.  It has a lot of elements of world building to it that might be found in other media except in this case they are producing video installations.

This process feels like it has been given time to mature.  approach than some similar project I’ve seen which often feel very much like a surface sprayed over a shallow Science Fiction concept which is entirely a disguise for a light weight comment on the present.

Hopefully (baring unexpected disasters) I’ll get to see their exhibition next week.

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