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Joiri Minaya

by NYCgo.com Staff
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(b. 1990, New York, New York; lives and works in New York, New York)

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Emergence, 2020. Digital collage. Courtesy of the artist

Artist Statement

Emergence is a digital collage I made based on Containers, a performance and photo series featuring Caribbean women wearing enclosed bodysuits that symbolize societal projections and stereotypes through the use of tropical prints. At the same time, the bodysuits use camouflage and opacity as opportunities for respite introspection, and strategizing against a system of hyper-visibility and oppression. Emergence depicts the moment of taking off the Container: a moment of relief, agency, resilience and self-determination.

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