ARTnews reports that Dominican artist Firelei Báez is presently on view at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The exhibition opened on January 27 and will remain until May 12, 2019. It was curated by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and Rosa de Graaf. The show features a new body of work by Báez: three paintings and an installation stemming from the artist’s research on the Haitian Revolution. “Pictures at an Exhibition” presents images of one notable show every weekday; see ARTnews for a full array of Báez’s work.
Description (from WDW): Firelei Báez was born in 1980 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, and currently lives and works in New York. With a convergence of interests in anthropology, science fiction, black female subjectivity, and women’s work, Baéz is interested in how culture and identity are shaped by inherited histories. Approaching selfhood as malleable, her work serves as a defense against culturally predetermined ethnic stereotypes as maintained and perpetuated by dominant narratives. Drawing attention to the incomplete nature of our communal stories, Baéz creates alternate environments in which cultures, disparate or alike, can commune.
In this exhibition, a new body of work is presented featuring three paintings and a immersive installation manifest from the artist’s research on the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) and its enduring significance.
[Above: Installation view of “Firelei Báez: new work,” 2019, at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.]
See more information at http://www.artnews.com/2019/02/07/firelei-baez-witte-de-center-contemporary-art-rotterdam/ and https://www.wdw.nl/en/