Apocalypse Kiss, 2021, Installation View

Dew Kim is the winner of the international open call Center Stage, whose main goal is to support LGBTQIA+ early career artists. His solo projects are presented in Fragment space in Moscow. 

Dew Kim’s (a.k.a Huh, Need-you) artistic practice is built on studying various forms of social conflicts. Kim thinks the starting point of art, religion, and identity lies in the critical point of change and collision. The process of destruction, in masochistic terms, is both pain and pleasure. His artwork explores issues of sexuality, queerness, feminism, sadomasochism, pop culture, religion, mysticism, and the body as forms of knowledge and research. 

Dew Kim has done queer sci-fi works since 2018. Dew Kim’s project, presented at the exhibition, is dedicated to a simultaneous moment in which the destruction of mankind and the birth of a new species occur simultaneously. A previously non-existent posthuman species replace homo sapiens with non-binary gender identity. The exhibition talks about a queer practice trying to make or coordinate these changes and conflicts into a new form and erase existing normative boundaries.

Apocalypse Kiss, 2021, detail
Apocalypse Kiss, 2021, detail
Apocalypse Kiss, 2021, detail
Apocalypse Kiss, 2021, detail
Dew Kim, Analufo №33, 2021
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