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Ana Mendieta Related Press

LOOSE CANON Related Press LOOSE CANON 21 October 2019, ARTFORUM

IN JUNE, NEW YORK'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WENT DARK to put the finishing touches on its contentious five-year expansion, which promised to put $450 million and 47,000 square feet of Diller Scofidio + Renfro architecture toward fostering a 'deeper experience of art' across boundaries of media, geography, and identity. Today, MoMA emerges from its...

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This new exhibition reframes the legacy of artist Ana Mendieta Related Press This new exhibition reframes the legacy of artist Ana Mendieta 4 October 2019, Dazed

Galerie Lelong, which manages Mendieta’s estate, is casting a light on a body of work that was believed to be lost and destroyed. Opening October 17 in New York, La Tierra Habla (The Earth Speaks) is the first exhibition and catalogue dedicated to a series of sculptures Mendieta produced in Cuba in 1981. Being uprooted from her Cuban homeland as...

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CONNECTING TO THE EARTH: ANA MENDIETA Related Press CONNECTING TO THE EARTH: ANA MENDIETA 1 March 2019, Art Asia Pacific

It is a well-trodden argument to say that Ana Mendieta's work is about the body, yet her solo exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Connecting to the Earth, only once depicted the artist herself. For the most part, what one actually observed were the elements of landscape—mud, ice, fire and water—stamped with...

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The disappearing acts of Ana Mendieta Related Press The disappearing acts of Ana Mendieta 13 June 2018, Apollo

It is 1961. Despite recent efforts undertaken by the CIA at the Bay of Pigs, Fidel Castro has been in power for two years, and Ana Mendieta and her older sister Raquelin are separated from their parents and flown from Cuba to the United States as part of Operation Peter Pan.

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The year in, and beyond, the galleries of New York: A relatively concise chronicle of highlights and a top 10 list Related Press The year in, and beyond, the galleries of New York: A relatively concise chronicle of highlights and a top 10 list 23 December 2016, ARTnews

Not so long ago, it seemed that new galleries would keep sprouting up forever in New York, and that existing ones would keep on expanding. Over the past 12 months, though, some have closed. Growth has slowed, sales are down, and people are nervous, especially in the wake of the disastrous U.S. presidential election. But all of that was belied by...

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An Outsider’s Tale: Ana Mendieta’s at Galerie Lelong Related Press An Outsider’s Tale: Ana Mendieta’s at Galerie Lelong 31 March 2016, Art Critical

Ana Mendieta’s exhibition of experimental films at Galerie Lelong brings 15 works created by Mendieta from circa 1971 to 1975: nine of them had never been exhibited before, just recently uncovered during a cataloguing process. Besides being new to the audience, these experimental films have been transferred from their originals to digital...

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The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence Related Press The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Artist, Her Mysterious Death and Cult Resurgence 1 March 2016, The Observer

The first week of December, a mesmerizing body of artwork rarely seen and almost forgotten will go on display in Miami, at the public collection of Rosa de la Cruz, one of the country’s leading Contemporary art collectors. The pieces include images of the mud-smeared body of the artist; other works show her sweating blood from her pores. This...

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A word with: Raquelin Mendieta Related Press A word with: Raquelin Mendieta 18 February 2016, The New York Times

When the Cuban-born artist Ana Mendieta died in 1985 at the age of 36 after falling from her apartment window in Greenwich Village (her husband, the sculptor Carl Andre, was acquitted of her murder), she left behind an unruly body of work whose sweep belied the number of years she had to make it. Since her death, her short career has gained...

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After more than 30 Years, Ana Mendieta’s films are digitized Related Press After more than 30 Years, Ana Mendieta’s films are digitized 10 February 2016, BLOUIN ARTINFO

Ana Mendieta was just 36 years old when she fell from the window of a New York high-rise apartment in 1985. The Cuban-American artist’s tragic death, and the controversy surrounding its circumstances, have cast a shadow over her legacy from which, more than 30 years and 30 solo exhibitions later, it is still emerging. The obscurity has been...

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Ana Mendieta comes alive in her films Related Press Ana Mendieta comes alive in her films 1 December 2015, Hyperallergic

The more time I spent in the galleries of Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, the more I felt the lived presence of the artist herself. Unlike the bright white cube of a typical gallery, here the viewer is invited to walk through a filmy white curtain and enter a darkened, sanctified space. The artist appears only occasionally...

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Discover the forgotten films of Ana Mendieta Related Press Discover the forgotten films of Ana Mendieta 25 September 2015, Artnet News

Ana Mendieta was a performance artist and a sculptor, a photographer and a painter. She was a theorist and a feminist who used her body to connect with the universe. She was a 12-year-old girl who was sent to the US as part of an initiative to get children out of Castro-ruled Cuba. She remains the victim of a tragic and premature death....

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