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MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho: News from Nowhere: Zurich Laboratory

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The Korean artists MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho create works that address elemental questions concerning contemporary civilization in light of political, socioeconomic, and ecological changes. The exhibition project News from Nowhere, which they jointly initiated in 2012, is premised on a post-apocalyptic scenario: humanity has been wiped out almost entirely and is forced to reconsider long-held convictions that may no longer be tenable. The project is designed as a steadily evolving ensemble; earlier iterations were presented in Kassel (documenta 13) and Chicago. For their exhibition News from Nowhere: Zurich Laboratory, MOON & JEON collaborate with the team of Urban-Think Tank (ETH Zurich), a leading think tank for urban design and sustainable and social architecture. With the artists, they developed the idea of a mobile agora that also underlies the exhibition architecture. Other partners in the exhibition and its engagement with questions of space are the Future Cities Laboratory and the Chair of Information Architecture at ETH Zurich, where scientists trained in a range of disciplines study ways to secure a sustainable future for cities.

Edited by
Heike Munder
Raphael Gygax

Joe Jeong Hwan
Heike Munder
Tobias Peper
Urban-Think Tank / Alfredo Brillembourg, Hubert Klumpner & Daniel Schwartz

English / German
ISBN: 978-3-03764-436-2
August 2015
Hardcover, 175 x 235 mm
144 pages
Images 27 color / 35 b/w
Design: Studio Marie Lusa

Published by JRP|Ringier