Artist Talk and Film Screening of “Requiem”

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.


August 25

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm


Chinese American Museum of Chicago

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