The evening of Monday April 28, 2014 Transart faculty Nicolás Dumit Estévez will join photographer Gerard H. Gaskin and writer Kettly Mars at the City College of New York for a talk entitled “Gender and the Caribbean Body.”
From the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, and Haiti respectively, these artists will address the negotiation of their nationalities with their citizenship in Caribbean communities worldwide as well as artistic production within the Caribbean and through the Caribbean diaspora. They will focus on visualizations of the gendered Caribbean body.
Born in 1967 in the Dominican Republic, Estévez lives and works in the Bronx borough of New York City. He is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance and mixed media installations, often critiquing stereotypes of Latinos through the satirical use of food and clothing. Pictured here is a photograph from C Room, 2014, an eight-hour performance at Museo Folklórico Don Tomás Morel, Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic. C Room is part of En Mas': Carnival 21st Century Style, curated by Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson.
“Gender and the Caribbean Body” takes place from 7 to 8:45 pm Monday April 28, 2014 at the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of the City College of New York. Visit the events page for more details.