Deity Humanity Materiality by Ding Jin

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How to Wrap a Colonizer

Jennifer Baez, How to Wrap a Colonizer. In Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art, eds. Hannah Ryan and Lesley A. Wolff (Yale University Press), 2024. Available via A&AePortal.

Between 2019 and 2021, Joiri Minaya wrapped monuments to European colonizers in the cities of Miami, Hamburg, and Santo Domingo. The colorful textiles featured plants that the Indigenous Taino and the African diaspora used for protection, nourishment, and resistance. This chapter examines how the botanical imagery transformed the cloths into curative textile technologies, heeding the call of Frantz Fanon to heal the wounds of coloniality.

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