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Yun-Fei Ji

Dead And Alive

by Christopher Y. Lew

Rome is a city where the dead refuse to die and the detritus of history commingles with the sweat and fervor of the present. While the Roman Forum swarms with more tourists than patricians and merchants, a sense of living history pervades Roman life— from Romulus and Remus on the Palatine Hill to Aeneas along the banks of the Tiber River.

Yun-Fei Ji has been working here for the past year as an artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome, a fellow of the…

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