OUR GREAT LEADER WILL NUKE YOU
Framed as yet another speculation into a post-North Korean nuclear apocalypse, OUR GREAT LEADER WILL NUKE YOU asks specifically after the real and imagined survival of Korean bodies who are subject to the war games and thought exercises of their Western surroundings. The exhibition looks to food and preservation techniques as integral motifs in war, post-war, and future survival, and features work by Kira Nam Greene, Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin, Son Kit, and Taehee Whang.
The two artists in UNTILL, Jarrett Key and Jon Key, are black twins from rural Alabama.
The stories of their ancestors were never recorded in written form. These stories travelled instead as secrets, orally passed down through generations until they became the secrets filling the graves of their kin. The works in UNTILL mark their endeavor to recreate the lost stories of their immediate family as well as those ancestral histories that were consigned to the oblivion of the Middle Passage. They arrive in the past (1619–1953), the present (1954–2018), and the future (a dreamscape) as strangers excavating answers to understand their own history.