Join our 2020–2022 Emerging Scholar Stephanie Choi for a Gallery Talk to celebrate her new exhibition on display in the Mebane Gallery now through Friday, November 18. Choi will discuss the exhibition, as well as the work she's conducted during her tenure as our Emerging Scholar. Light refreshments will be provided.
Twilight Requiem is an exploration of ritual and ceremonial objects used in quotidian life. It draws upon Korean folk art forms, aesthetics, and histories to imagine new rituals and objects. A meditation on the twilight of life on earth as we know it, the project draws from the Latin form of requiem mass to envisage cycles of rest and repose, restlessness and wandering. It explores not just the landscapes of twilight, from Romanticism to extinction, but how temporal modalities outside of linear progress can counter the imperial search for the new. It ruminates on death, the afterlife, and the reverberation between realms.
by Stephanie Choi
Animation: Tate Paulson
Collage: Tate Paulson, Jingyu Xu
Graphic design assistance: Haley Lundquist
3D printing assistance: Kendall Fleisher
Research assistance: Kendall Fleisher, Haley Lundquist
Riso printing: Annie May Johnston & the UT Austin Riso Room
This exhibition and event is supported by the Gensler Exhibitions Endowment and the Bluford Walter Crain Centennial Endowed Lectureship.