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Moon Kyung-won, left, and Jeon Joon-ho / Courtesy of MMCA
A still from the making of Moon Kyung-won and Jeon Joon-ho's "News from Nowhere: Freedom Village," which will be shown at the MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2021 in September / Courtesy of MMCA
"News from Nowhere" is a project Moon and Jeon have been working on since 2012, inspired by the utopian novel of the same name by William Morris, probing into the lives of people and the role of art after disasters
At the MMCA Hyundai Motor Series 2021, slated for a Sept. 3 opening, the duo will present "News from Nowhere: Freedom Village," a newly commissioned episode of their ongoing project.
Set in Daeseong-dong, a South Korean village within in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Moon and Jeon will once again deal with the role of art in a post-apocalyptic world. The two-channel video will be installed with a large-painting and archive materials as well as computer programs to interact with the video piece.
The MMCA said the exhibit will travel overseas starting in 2022, as the joint project's initial aim is to promote Korean artists globally. Exact schedules and destinations will be announced later.
"This exhibition will serve as an opportunity to newly engrave within the global and domestic art scenes with the remarkable line of works developed by the pair during the course of the their collaboration for a long time," MMCA director Youn Bum-mo said.