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Jon Key, Cotton & Magnolia, Wallpaper

UNTILL at Spring/Break Art Show 2018

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. 

Where: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 4 Times Square (Entrance at 140 W. 43rd)
When: March 6–March 12, 2018


OUR GREAT LEADER WILL NUKE YOU at Spring/Break Art Show 2018

OUR GREAT LEADER WILL NUKE YOU is an exhibition of works by diasporic Koreans currently residing in the U.S. Displaced (whether directly or generationally) by a war into a country that does not remember it, the hyphenated Korean experiences estrangement in visibility and invisibility: though they are seen as perpetually foreign yellow bodies, their status as American residents implicates them in American fears. If one Great Leader nukes the U.S., they will die with the U.S. If the other Great Leader retaliates with “fire and fury,” who dies then? Who dies first? Who do they fear for? Where do allegiances originate—from land, from blood, from whoever will spare them in the aftermath?

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.

Where: SPRING/BREAK Art Show, 4 Times Square (Entrance at 140 W. 43rd)
When: March 6–March 12, 2018


presented by SOHO20

Currently showing at SOHO20 Gallery, Codify member Son Kit's immersive video installation is up through March 11! 

February 8–March 11, 2018

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Anthropiscine War Machine continues the mythology established in Son Kit’s previous works, imagining a parallel or future world where humanity is forced to adapt to an Earth covered entirely by water. The work poetically addresses this proposed post-human evolution, as well as the fictional war machines of Gundam and the historical War Machine that visited Korea in the 1950’s, leaving a legacy of bodily destruction and canned and preserved foods in its wake.


A group exhibition at The Public Theater

The Codify team took over the walls at The Public Theater's Mezzanine for our second Codify member group show. We have a closing event coming up, but pro tip: the Mezzanine is open all the time.

January 24–March 15, 2018
Closing Event: March 15, 5:30–7:30PM

CODIFY ART presents works by members of the eponymous collective Codify Art, a Brooklyn-based group of emerging Queer and Trans POC artists. Featuring pieces by Sharina Gordon, Jarrett Key, Jon Key, and Son Kit, this exhibition highlights the power of personal narratives as tools to engage in community healing and understanding.

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Currently showing at Naughton Gallery at Queen's University in Belfast, Codify member Son Kit's new sculpture and sound installation. 

15.02.18 – 08.04.18

 Naughton Gallery at Queen's
Queen’s University Belfast,
University Road, Belfast,
BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK

Speculative Skins explores and challenges these questions and more in an internationally-focused group exhibition which delves into the relationship between science fiction and the body.


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