Ana Mendieta

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Ana Mendieta
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Foreword by Ralph Rugoff, Sabine Breitwieser, text(s) by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Adrian Heathfield, Stephanie Rosenthal, ed. Stephanie Rosenthal, graphic design by Melanie Mues

German

2014. 240 pp., 343 ills.

softcover

22.30 x 27.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3764-7

A comprehensive anthology comprising letters, drawings, and photographs as well as maps charting the artist’s travels, her sources of inspiration, and a list of her exhibitions

During her short career, Ana Mendieta (1948–1985) produced a provocative and radically inventive oeuvre. Using her own body and elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth, or water, Mendieta created visceral performances and ephemeral “earth-body works” exploring life, death, rebirth, and spiritual transformation. Born in Cuba but sent to America as a child, much of her art expresses the pain and rupture of cultural displacement and exile. Her images are compelling, mysterious, and poetic. In some, the outline of her body is consumed by gunpowder, fireworks, or advancing waves; deities appear to be painted in sand, carved into stone, or drawn in earth. Besides drawings, photography, and works on film, the volume features writings and original documents by the artist that are being published for the first time.

Exhibition schedule: Hayward Gallery, London, September 24–December 12, 2013 | Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, March 29–July 6, 2014

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