Amasoong, meaning 'and' in Manipuri, is the collaboration of Korou Khundrakpam and Kundo Yumnam. They are engaged in discourse, research, experiments relating to the nature of the prevalent human predicament and seek to find solutions/solace for the same through a range of practices: creative, social, psychological & technological.
Korou Khundrakpam (born 1985) graduated in Fine Arts from College of Art, Delhi in the year 2009 and Kundo Yumnam (born 1983) holds a degree in Fashion Design from NIFT, Delhi (2008) and a Diploma in Painting from Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore (2009). Collaborating since 2009, they closely follow the zeitgeist of our society and analyse the patterns and idiosyncrasies of the human race. Their concerns with the political climate, societal structures and the human psyche inform their practice. Their projects/artworks strive to cut through the status quo of delusion by deconstructing the popular opinions and beliefs of the public and producing artworks that push people to reflect on these notions with a fresh and lucid perspective. Their works usually use references from popular visuals and objects and build layers of alternative/contemplative interpretations on them. They are interested in exploiting the advancements in technology in the execution and dissemination of their projects/artworks to increase the reach to and the participation of the audience.
Recently, Amasoong exhibited at Lets Talk, organized by Exhibit 320, New Delhi in March 2010 and at Contemplate, organised by Coimbatore Centre for Contemporary Arts at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, in February 2011. They also participated in The WhyNot Place art residency 2011 organised by Religare Art, New Delhi.