Korean artists Moon Kyungwon an Jeon Joonho, who represented Korea in the 2015 Venice Biennale, have a specially commissioned film and photography project that will be on display throughout Frieze London. Other Korean interest will be provided by Seoul’s Hyundai and Kukje galleries (the latter with work by Kim Yong-ik), and New York’s Tina Kim Gallery, plus it looks like Lehmann Maupin will be showing some Suh Do-ho.
MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho
Frieze London, Regent’s Park, 5 – 8 October 2017
A research project exploring Taesung, the so-called Freedom Village in the Korean demilitarized zone
For Frieze Projects, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho (both b. 1969, Korea, live in Seoul) will present a part of their new body of work, which is based on their artistic research on the small farming community of the village of Taesung, the so-called Freedom Village in the Korean demilitarized zone. The demilitarized zone is an isolated no-man’s-land, a four-kilometre-wide buffer zone that came into being at the end of the Korean War in 1953. “Freedom Village” a village in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. MOON & JEON’s artwork is a co – commission with HOME (Manchester) and will be included in ‘The Return of Memory’, 21 Oct 17 – 7 Jan 2018, part of HOME’s major Russia season ‘A Revolution Betrayed?’.
Their art has been presented at the Fukuoka Triennale (2014), the Sullivan Galleries of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2013), documenta (13), the Gwangju Biennale (both 2012), the Moscow Biennale, and the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts (both 2010). Prior to 2010, both artists individually showed their work in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Their project premeired at docuemnta (13), Kassel, Germany, 2012.