ARTIST TALK | Firelei Báez in Conversation with Pamela Joyner

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July 9, 2019

ARTIST TALK | Firelei Báez in Conversation with Pamela Joyner

Museum of the African Diaspora

Head to MOAD for an evening with artist Firelei Báez in conversation with collector Pamela Joyner. Rendering her subjects in complex layers of pattern and imagery, New York-based artist Firelei Báez casts cultural and regional histories into an imaginative realm, where visual references drawn from the past are reconfigured to explore new possibilities for the future. The artist’s work included in the current exhibition Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, challenges colonial legacies through portraiture, depicting empowered female protagonists that defy containment and classification. Born in the Dominican Republic and living and working in New York, Báez speaks to a diasporic resistance using fantasy, humor and science fiction to claim self in the midst of cultural oppression. We look forward to an enlivening conversation about the artist’s practice.