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A Light Without Shadow

As we confronted the immense upheaval caused by the pandemic—challenges to our concept of borders, disruption of civic life, failure of leadership, devastation of our truly vulnerable communities, confrontation of our visible and invisible systems—we turned to our community of alumni with a simple request: what might be the larger (perhaps less overt) implications of …

Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin

Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin explores the porousness of bodily boundaries and the ceaseless movement of living processes, like fermentation, echoing the history of colonialism. Shin is interested in the history of conquest and the literal digestion of materials – smells, microbes, and food – as a system of relations that emerges from a complicated history of …

Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow

Image: Alison Kuo, Bone Bath (2017). Performance documentation. Photo credit_Williamson Brasfield Extremely absorbent and increasingly hollow is an exhibition that complicates the notion of a discrete body separate from the unruly matter of the physical world and impervious to the penetration of cultural signifiers from the social world. Addressing ideas of consumption and contamination, abundance and …