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; what is the real meaning of contemporary art? El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) examines the meaning of art in a future era where, as envisioned by the artists, all social values and order have vanished. MOON and JEON have attempted to examine 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 reflect on society as a whole and suggest a vision for the future.
About this project
NEWS FROM NOWHERE, a collaborative project by two artists on the rise, Moon Kyoungwon and Jeon Joonho, departs from revealing reflections on the social functions and roles of arts in this age. Bringing together experts from various disciplines including artists, designers and architects, the ambitious project provides us with a unique opportunity to question the purposes of arts, and canvass our future with a wider array of perceptual lenses stemming from the fields of education, politics, culture and religion. NEWS FROM NOWHERE is a refreshing compilation of questions on the world around us employing arts as a medium. Will the current systems be valid in the future? What are the core values that buttress human life? Will arts still be alive and well? What will we be eating and wearing? Will we still be touched by the setting sun? Our collaboration is not to put forward interesting, definitive pictures of our future society. Neither does it try to paint a utopia or a dystopia. Rather, the answers to these questions are a series of discourses, arguments and reflections designed to stay in our lives.
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 re,ect 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.
There are going to be some big changes in the future, not now but not too far o!. That is almost certainly a definite fact. NEWS FROM NOWHERE works on the assumption that major climate changes will endanger humanity’s survival. We are also going to shooting a movie about the subject. Through the two main characters, a man and a woman, the film asks questions about human beings who have to adapt
to a new environment: will today’s social systems still be relevant in this future? What values will sustain our existence? Will art still be around? What will we eat and wear? Will sunsets still be beautiful?
Our aim is neither envisioning a utopia or a dystopia. These questions about the future will, hopefully, lead to discourses and a series of thoughts surrounding life.
1. Voice of Metanoia I;
Contemporary designers, architects, and engineers are coming up with their own ideas for the basic supplies to be used in the future, as well as their thoughts on what residential environments will look like.
Through discussions like this, we will arrive at a perspective di!erent from today’s aesthetic sense.
2. Voice of Metanoia II;
We will inquire notable scholars in a wide range of di!erent )elds with questions about their vision of the future and today’s values. We will talk about recent trends in each )eld, discuss the meaning of art, and explore di!erent interpretations of the future.