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Welcoming: A Conversation with Donté K. Hayes

Influenced by hip-hop, history, and science fiction, Donté K. Hayes explores memories of the past to project possible futures. The ceramic vessels in his “Welcoming” series use the pineapple as a surrogate for the Black body, tapping into its dual significance as a symbol of welcome and hospitality for some groups and a symbol of racist exclusion and agricultural colonization for others.

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Soft Persuasion: A Conversation with Beili Liu

The work of Beili Liu, an installation artist based in Austin, Texas, consists of hundreds of not-quite-identical units that construct an architecture of thought with correlatives in lived experience. Although the repetition of objects is a representation of single-mindedness, Liu’s installations leap from obsession and repetition to something profound and expansive, merging the personal with the political.

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Higher Realities: A Conversation with Glenda León

Cuban-born artist Glenda León came of age during Fidel Castro’s regime, so she learned early on to make art from mostly free and cheap stuff. Now dividing her time between Havana and Madrid, León remains a media egalitarian whose odd assortment of materials includes everything from her fingernails, hair, and the sound of her breath to pianos and mountains of sand.

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Perfume de Mujer: Una Conversación con Paula Zaccaria

Profesora de Educación Especial con orientación a la enseñanza de niños y adolescentes con disminución auditiva, Licenciada en Artes Visuales con especialización en escultura y profesora universitaria, la artista plástica Paula Zaccaria establece, desde sus comienzos, un vínculo fundamental con los sentidos, llevándolos directamente al plano de la composición como protagonista, especialmente el olfato.

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