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Belkis Ayón, a cuban artist, takes it upon herself to reveal a secret, to be a transgressor. She believes to be the alter ego of the legendary Sikán, a princess who was punished because she shared the secrets of the Abakuá knowledge that were reserved only for men. I argue that the work of Belkis Ayón caters to the possibility of attainable sublimity through paradoxes of confusion and fear; a state of unsettling discomfort and a sensing of something greater than oneself. And yet, this state of paradoxical affects, predicated by confusion, fear, and trance, result in obsolete boundaries and entities that blur together without denying the ‘potentiality’ on the achievement of sublimity.
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Pease, Silvia Márquez, "Belkis Ayón: Fear, confusion, trance, dignity, and the sublime." (2022). Department of Art and Art History. 1.
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