Apocalypse Kiss, 2021
Exhibited at Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2021
Lunacide, 2018, laser cutting on sheet iron, 45x25cm.

Purple Kiss ♡, 2018, single channel video (03’56” / link: https://youtu.be/vDcsrFmC4IY)

The Messenger of the Underworld, 2021, laser cut stainless steel, subsidiary materials, 35x50cm.

Kiss of Chaos ☆, 2020, Single channel video (04'18" / link: https://youtu.be/cKS-wWDNCwE). Commissioned by MMCA, Korea. 

Prometheus, 2021, a beer bottle, laser cut stainless steel, 3d printed pelvis, dimensions variable.

Honbaek: cloud spirits & white spirits (Queer Talisman), 2019, digital printed on traditional Korean mulberry paper, a globe, skewer, 20x20x43cm.

(from top to bottom)
To Find the Missing Horn or Tail, 2018, digital printing on acrylate polymer, 50x35cm.
Analufo No.33, 2018, digital printing on paper, frame, 59x85cm.

Love-in, 2018, silicone casting, silicone tubes, horse pipes, a rubber ball, a led light. dimensions variable.

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.