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Firelei Báez: On Her Work

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

Firelei Báez (b. 1981, Dominican Republic) casts diasporic histories into an imaginative realm, re-working visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for the future. With a goal to reclaim power, Báez populates historically-loaded representations of space with change-making creatures—whose hybrid forms incorporate folkloric and literary references, textile pattern, plant- life, and wide-ranging emblems of healing and resistance—to present fictional alternative universes.

Credit: Souki Mehdaoui
Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York

 

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