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Bare Gallery

September 1, 2021 - October 8, 2021

Gallery Hours
M-F, 10am–5pm

Informed by archival research and her experiences, Annie Lee-Daly candidly explores race, history, and trauma by collecting and re-contextualizing found objects. She received a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Montserrat College of Art in 2020.

THE WAR IS NOT A BOMBER JET ANYMORE rejects Korea’s legacy as a “Forgotten War” and instead links decades of sanctions enforced by the United States and United Nations as a continuation of their violent, imperialist war against the Korean people. 

For 150 years, the United States has directed countless acts of war crimes, violence, and terror on the Korean peninsula. From their first military expedition in 1871 to the 635,000 tons of explosives and 32,557 tons of napalm dropped on the northern region to the near half-million suspected communists in the south imprisoned in “virtual concentration camps.” Per the National Security Law, the United States has always been an active instigator of war. 

The United States continues to occupy the southern region, the Republic of Korea, as a militarized neocolony while fabricating fear-mongering narratives of Koreans in the northern region, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. These works hope to stir serious reflection on the United States’ continued occupation of Korea and the complicity of the west in vilifying, dehumanizing, and slaughtering the Korean people. 

The title of THE WAR IS NOT A BOMBER JET ANYMORE is taken from a talk of the same name by Crystal Mun-hye Baik and Nodutdol in association with the Oral History Program at Colombia University.

Thank you to Erin Kong, Sheen Kim, Sam Rose, and Kali Orna for making this exhibition possible.