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DelMonico Books/Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 200 pgs / 129 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 19   

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Boston, MA
Institute of Contemporary Art, 04/04/24Ė09/02/24

Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, 11/02/24Ė03/16/25

Des Moines, IA
Des Moines Art Center, 06/14/25Ė09/21/25

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Firelei BŠez

Edited with preface by Eva Respini. Foreword by Jill Medvedow. Text by Leticia Alvarado, Firelei BŠez, Katherine Brinson, Jessica Bell Brown, Julie Crooks, Daniella Rose King, Eva Respini, Hallie Ringle, Katy Siegel.

Firelei BŠez

ďHer language for exploring [history] is at once serious and exuberant.Ē ĖSiddhartha Mitter, New York Times

Over the last 15 years, Firelei BŠez has created artwork that delves into the historical narratives of the Atlantic Basin. She draws on the disciplines of anthropology, geography, folklore, fantasy, science fiction and social history to unsettle categories of race, gender and nationality in her paintings, drawings and installations. Her exuberant paintings feature finely wrought, complex and layered uses of pattern, motifs and saturated hues. Primarily centering women of color, her works incorporate regal fashion styles and decorative elements as well as defiant gazes in order to assert their authority.
In advance of her North American traveling solo exhibition, this lushly illustrated book offers audiences an opportunity to gain a holistic understanding of BŠezís complex body of work, cementing her as one of today's most important artists. Partly inspired by artistsí sketchbooks, the monograph includes full-spread reproductions of the artistís preparatory sketches alongside annotations, source images and close-up details of her artworks. Numerous scholars contribute thoughtful, reverent texts, weighing in on BŠezís indelible mark on the contemporary art landscape.
The Dominican RepublicĖborn artist Firelei BŠez (born 1981) reworks visual references drawn from diasporic histories in order to imagine new possibilities for the future, overlaying figuration, symbolic imagery and abstract gesture onto large-scale reproductions of found maps and documents. She then populates these representations with hybrid forms composed of folkloric and literary references, textile patterns and plant life.


"Sans-Souci (This threshold between a dematerialized and a historicized body)" (2015) is reproduced from 'Firelei BŠez.'

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FIRELEI BŠEZ

DelMonico Books/Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

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Pub Date: 3/26/2024
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Firelei BŠez: Trust Memory over History

FIRELEI BŠEZ: TRUST MEMORY OVER HISTORY

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9788793659711
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Pub Date: 3/26/2024
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Firelei BŠez: to breathe full and free

FIRELEI BŠEZ: TO BREATHE FULL AND FREE

Gregory R. Miller & Co.

ISBN: 9781941366387
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Pub Date: 11/29/2022
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