APRIL 26TH – ELIZI DANTOR, FREEDOM AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE) – RODRIGUEZ, GONZALEZ, BAINBRIDGE & SPECIAL GUESTS

Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Bainbridge- Ezili Dantor at AFH poster_resized

Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Bainbridge: Ezili Dantor,
Freedom and the African Diaspora converses with
Fabiola Jean-Louis: RE-WRITING HISTORY: A Black
Ancestral Narrative. This immersive experience
expands beyond the Andrew Freedman Home galleries
with video sculpture, projection mapping, wearable art,
music, performance and dance; the entire 1st floor
comes alive in an unforgettable evening as AFH
regulars and new friends rewrite history together.
The event honors Ezili Dantor, a figure associated with
the Black Madonna, the Infant Jesus and self-liberated
African slaves. Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Bainbridge
employ religious symbols to investigate the meaning of
freedom, drawing further connections between black
culture in the Caribbean and the United States.

Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Bainbridge is the Bronx-based
collaborative of Yelaine Rodriguez, Melanie Gonzalez
and Benton C Bainbridge. The artists make
installations and performances at the intersection of
wearable art, performance art and media art. The Bronx
collaborative has shown at American Museum of
Natural History’s One Step Beyond, Wave Hill, and
Longwood Gallery. Rodriguez, Gonzalez, Bainbridge
exhibited the video painting Ezili Dantor with Andrew
Freedman Home at Art Decentralized – The World of
Distributed Masterpieces, in conjunction with Art |
Basel Miami 2018.

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