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A TransCaribbean Graff Encuentro Pt.1
November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Trans-Caribbean Graff Encuentro Pt.1
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Hosted by: Marie Jiménez & Carlos Jesús Martínez-Domínguez.
Loisaida Inc. Center – 710 E 9th Street | NY, NY 10009
Join us for Marie Jiménez and Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez‘s first public component of their artistic residency project: Ephimero: a Dominican Graff Perspective, an interactive archive and exhibit that functions as a platform for cultural research and community experience. We are pleased to host the EPHIMERO project in our our new Computer Learning Lab, part of the new Loisaida Tech and Media component; El Semillero or the “Seedbed.”
OPEN CALL for graffiti writers from the LES interested in being part of the EPHIMERO archiving project! RSVP today!
- Tag artist/writer “blacbooks”
- Share your stories
- Make stickers
The project’s focus is on Dominican street art and graffiti gestures made in public and private spaces by artists working both in the Dominican Republic and others working abroad. It proposes the organization of a large-scale graffiti related art exhibition to take place simultaneously at Santo Domingo, New York City and San Juan.
Marie Jiménez is a multidisciplinary artist with an AAS in Fine Arts from Chavon, Dom. Rep; a BFA from Parsons, NYC; a Masters in documentary filmmaking from ECIB, barcelona; and, workshops from Chavon, DGCINE, and EICTV in Cuba. Marie is now teaching videart while developing a documentary on Ephimero; she has also just finished her first feature film which is now on stages of film festivals distribution.
From a personal experience and usually through an intimate approach to what conforms her immediate context; Marie develop the depictions seen in her work; with special interest in how the camera can become a tool to question and analyze the idea of ‘the marginal’.
Carlos Jesús Martínez Domínguez / FEEGZ, FIGARO & FIRO173
Carlos Jesús Martínez Domínguez is an artist who draws inspiration from the cultures and related histories of Hip Hop, NYC, and the Caribbean. He started tagging in 1987. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Notable venues include the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington DC, Centro Leon Museum, Santiago, DR, El Museo Latino, Omaha, NE and Bronx Museum of Art in the Boogie Down.Carlos currently lives and works in Washington Heights, NY and is an educator at El Museo del Barrio, MAD Museum and the Studio Museum in Harlem.
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