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Artist Talk and Film Screening of "Requiem"

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago and re.riddle are pleased to present a screening of a documentary film by Jim Choi, "Requiem," based on the contemporary art exhibition by Summer Mei-Ling Lee, inspired by the untold story of the Chinese American diaspora, and the role of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' efforts in repatriating displaced Chinese bodies back home during the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882-1943. The documentary film is a moving piece following the journey of the artist as she learns about the history of the bone boxes in relation to the diaspora. "Requiem re-traces a search for homelands and final resting places—an infinity loop of yearning and memory that implicates viewer, artist, the Chinese migrants of yore who sought to return to China after death, and those who facilitated this return" (Koh, C., Art Practical, 2018). Following the film, artist Summer Lee will speak about her experience working on the film and art installation.


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DATE AND TIME

Sat, August 25, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods: Chinatown

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The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gathered the tales, recipes, and cultural traditions that define Chicago’s culinary past and present. Rich with firsthand accounts from local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers, and staff, Local Flavor is a community-driven look at Chicago through a gastronomical lens.

Including recipes for popular dishes from each restaurant that readers can try at home, Local Flavor weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers.

Come and hear about the restaurants that have shaped Chicago and especially Chinatown's Wow Kow Restaurant, which sadly closed in February this year.

Light refreshments to highlight Chinatown's diverse cuisines will be provided.

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 29, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Puppet Dance - see the performance

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