Free entry Tate Liverpool Exhibition

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho: News From Nowhere

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World) 2012. Courtesy of the artists and Gallery Hyundai

See Liverpool through the eyes of a man who has travelled through space and time to arrive in the city on the eve of the apocalypse

South Korean artists Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho’s new film commission Anomaly Strolls 2018 has been shot in-part in Liverpool. Extending their project News From Nowhere 2009, the artists use science fiction to question the role and importance of art to our present day society. As they have said: ‘Sci-fi is always the fable of the present. By employing a way to look at the future instead of the present, we wanted to address current issues, especially in relation to what art is and what art could be.’ Filmed in deserted alleyways and pubs across the city, Anomaly Strolls reflects on the experience of being human today.

Related to the new commission, the exhibition also includes Moon and Jeon’s 2012 film El Fin del Mundo (The End of the World). On separate screens, we see different points in time: a man remains committed to creating art as a global catastrophe unfolds, while a woman goes about a sanitised life in its aftermath. Documenting relics of the past, she comes across a strange object the man had incorporated in his artwork. The encounter triggers profound new emotions in the woman, and her strange discovery connects our two protagonists across time.

This is Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho's first UK exhibition. Not to be missed.

The filming of Anomaly Strolls in Peter Kavanagh's pub in Liverpool

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho filming new commission Anomaly Strolls 2018 in Peter Kavanagh's pub in Liverpool. © Tate Liverpool, Laura Deveney

The filming of Anomaly Strolls in Peter Kavanagh's pub in Liverpool

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho filming new commission Anomaly Strolls 2018 in Peter Kavanagh's pub in Liverpool. © Tate Liverpool, Laura Deveney

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Dates

23 November 2018 – 17 March 2019

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Moon and Jeon Artists' Talk

23 Nov 2018

Hear from artists, Kyungwon Moon and Joonho Jeon discuss their new commission