Arte & curiosità dal mondo

Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Artwork by Firelei Báez

Artist: Firelei Báez (Dominican Republic)
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

The visual references in Firelei Báez paintings, drawings, and installations range from mythology and science fiction to histories of the African diaspora. By re-examining ancient folk tales, Báez reflects on the theme of Black resistance, imagining new interpretations and possibilities for dissemination for the pages of history on the transatlantic slave trade. Her artistic practice interrogates dominant narratives of identity and Black subjectivity, as her protagonists expose the flimsiness of constructed hierarchies that privilege certain narratives over others. A series of recent paintings feature hybrid forms that oscillate between female avatars, plants, landscapes, and bodies of water…
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