october, 2019

25oct(oct 25)12:00 pmFeaturedArtist Talk: Joiri Minaya

Event Details

Multidisciplinary artist Joiri Minaya will discuss her work examining the construction and commodification of “tropical” identity in conjunction with the Blanton’s presentation of her video Labadee (September 14-December 8, 2019).

Funding provided by the Carolyn Harris Hynson Centennial Endowment.

Joiri Minaya (1990) is a Dominican-United Statian multi-disciplinary artist whose work navigates binaries in search of in-betweenness, investigating the female body within constructions of identity, multi-cultural social spaces and hierarchies. Recent works focus on questioning historic and contemporary representations of black and brown womanhood in relation to an imagined tropical identity from a decolonial stance.

Born in New York, U.S, she grew up in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Visuales of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic (2009), the Altos de Chavón School of Design (2011) and Parsons the New School for Design (2013).

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This event will take place in our Capitol Room, located across the plaza in our Smith building, and is free with museum admission. Everyone is welcome to bring lunch. Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

Included with museum admission. The Blanton is located at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Paid parking is available in the Brazos Garage on Brazos Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Parking is $4; bring your ticket with you to the museum.

 

Image Credit: [Left] Joiri Minaya. Photograph by Joel Gaal, courtesy of Red Bull House of Art. [Right] Joiri Minaya, Labadee (still), 2017, HD video, 7 min 10 sec. Image courtesy of the artist.

Time

(Friday) 12:00 pm

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