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Teramachi, Nomachi, Izumi area

MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho

Alchemy of Golden Leaf, 2018, © Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Courtesy of the artists

Alchemy of Golden Leaf, 2018, © Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Courtesy of the artists

Artist Statement

Kanazawa Project _ Bonjour Monsieur Bon Yamajun

A station for the journey of consciousness, where the past, present, future, as well as reality and imagination come together.

Human, a deficient and unstable being, born unexpectedly in the world, given only a finite life, faces his reason for existence in a strange, anonymous place where his existence is absent. – MOON Kyoungwon & JEON Joonho

This project unfolds at the Bon Yamajun Confectionary Plant located in the city of Kanazawa in Japan. This plant has been abandoned for a long time, yet traces of its past prosperity remain in various areas across the silent facility. In this place buried in oblivion – forgotten by everyone with only its shell standing – we face the contradictions and conflicts of our world that surround us. This space invokes the possibility of another life from the uncharted, initially masked by what had been deemed as reality.

MOON Kyungwon was born in Seoul, Korea in 1969. JEON Joonho was born in Busan, Korea in 1969. They work as a duo whose recent artistic endeavors center on “News from Nowhere,” a collaboration project that focuses on creating an interdisciplinary platform. Their site-specific collaborative platform was presented first at documenta 13 (2012). Selected solo exhibitions include “News from Nowhere,” School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013); Migros Museum of Contemporary Art (Zurich, 2015); “The Ways of Folding Space & Flying,” Venice Biennale, Korea Pavilion (2015); “Freedom Village,” SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo (2017).