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Ana Mendieta in Rome: interview with Raquel Cecilia

Studio International talks to film-maker Raquel Cecilia about documenting Ana Mendieta’s last creative years in Italy

by CINDI Di MARZO

Since Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta died in 1985 at the age of 36 in tragic and obscure circumstances, many efforts – including the seemingly definitive 2004 travelling exhibition Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985 organised by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC – have been initiated to ensure her presence in contemporary art history and revisit critical appraisal of her work.

In 2013 alone, two retrospectives reminded visitors that Mendieta’s voice continues to resonate even after her death: Ana Mendieta. She Got Love at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin followed by the Hayward Gallery’s Ana Mendieta: Traces in London. Apart from her haunting, experimental earth-body works, sculptures, films and photographs, Mendieta has become a symbol for many people who draw strength from her fearless dialogue with their concerns: gender bias in the arts; violence against women globally; racial discrimination; personal and cultural alienation; and the enduring ability of nature – in Mendieta’s view a benevolent feminine power celebrated in matriarchal societies and primitive religions – to restore and heal the soul.

Photo: Ana Mendieta. Tree of Life, 1976. Colour photograph, 50.8 x 33.7 cm. Collection Raquelin Mendieta Family Trust.

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Zilia Sánchez, Ana Mendieta, Emilio Pérez – Galerie Lelong at Art Basel Miami Beach

December 5–8, 2013

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Dr 
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Galerie Lelong New York and Paris will feature program highlights for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 including work by new gallery artist Zilia Sánchez, a selection of pastels by Sean Scully in Art Kabinett, and a new outdoor sculpture by Ursula von Rydingsvard as part of Art Public. Having been one of the early supporters of Latin American art, Galerie Lelong will exhibit work of some of the region’s most vital figures including Alfredo Jaar, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, and Hélio Oiticica. Also on view will be artists spanning generations and continents including Petah Coyne, Günther Förg, Lin Tianmiao, David Nash, Emilio Perez, Jaume Plensa, Kate Shepherd, and Kiki Smith.

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Cuban Americans – Our America: The Latino Presence In American Art – Smithsonian Museum

October 25, 2013 – March 2, 2013

 

American Art Museum
8th And F Street NW
Washington DC
 

An exhibition opening next month at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” will highlight a chapter of art history that remains a secret to far too many Americans.

Since joining the Smithsonian in 2010, E. Carmen Ramos, the curator of Latino art at the American Art Museum, has had an ambitious mandate: to strengthen our holdings of Latino art and present that collection in a fresh way. “Our America,” which she curated, will display the results of that quest so far. It will include 92 works (by 72 artists), fully 63 of which have been acquired since 2011.

This exhibit is well represented by Cuban American Artists including Luis Cruz Azaceta, Maria Brito, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Teresita Fernandez, Ana Mendieta, Abelardo Morell, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Arturo Rodriguez, Emilio Sanchez, and Rafael Soriano.

link:>>Smithsonian Art Museum

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Ana Mendieta Retrospective – London

24 September  – 15 December  2013

 

Southbank Centre,
Belvedere Rd
London, UK
 

This autumn The Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK’s first retrospective of one of the most significant yet under-acknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic slides unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.

The exhibition at Hayward Gallery, the first in a UK public institution solely devoted to the artist, will show the full breadth of Ana Mendieta’s work. Mendieta was part of a generation of innovative artists whose work no longer fitted the conventions of exhibition making and collecting art. Covering her entire career, and revealing different facets of her unique practice, this timely exhibition will position Mendieta as an influential figure from art history, reveal the creative mind of the artist, and convey the legacy of her work as well as its relevance for artists today.

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Ana Mendieta: death of an artist foretold in blood

Article by: Sean O’Hagan

The Observer September 22, 2013

 

The mystery of how the Cuban artist Ana Mendieta fell 34 floors from the window of her New York apartment in 1985 has echoes in the dark, ritualistic images she left behind

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Works on Paper

September 13 – October 6, 2013

 

Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center
111 SW 5th Avenue
Miami, FL

The ” Works on Paper” exhibit aims to establish a general vision of the importance and variety of the art of Drawing in Contemporary Cuban Art.

Twenty four comtemporary cuban artists will participate in this exhibit-
some emerging, some established.

 

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Ana Mendieta in London

September 24 – December 15, 2013

 

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre
Belveder Rd
London

Using her own body, together with elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth and water, Ana Mendieta creates visceral performances and ephemeral ‘earth-body’ sculptures that combine ritual with metaphors about life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation. ‘I wanted my images to have power, to be magic,’ she said. ‘I decided that for the images to have magic qualities I had to work directly with nature.’

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Ana Mendieta – A Cuban Revolutionary

January 30 – May 5, 2013

Castelo di Rivoli
Turin

To coincide with the world premiere of “Itali-ana, Mendieta in Rome”, a documentary film on Ana Mendieta’s work during her residence at the American Academy in Rome, the Castello di Rivoli is mounting “Ana Mendieta: She Got Love,” the first large European retrospective dedicated to the Cuban artist.

Link:Castelo di Rivoli

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The Miami Art Fairs

December 6 – 9, 2012

This is the biggest week end for Art in Miami. More than 1,000 galleries will participate in more than 20 fairs.  There will be a good representation of Cuban American Artists. The biggest and oldest of these fairs is:

Art Basel
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach

Galleries exhibiting Cuban American Artists at Art Basel are:

Lehman Maupin –  Teresita Fernandez

Lisson Gallery- Allora & Calzadilla, Carmen Herrera

Fredric Snitzer – Jose Bedia, Maria Martinez-Cañãs, Cristina Lei-Rodriguez

Lehman Gallery – Ana Mendieta

Rhona Hoffman Gallery- Luis Gispert

 

LInk:>>Art collecting.com

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Ana Mendieta in Context: Public and Private Work at the De la Cruz Collection

Thursday September 27, 2012 – 7:30 PM

De la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41st Street
Miami, FL 33137

Cesar Trasobares will present an illustrated overview of Ana Mendieta’s development as an artist with an emphasis on the work she executed in Miami from 1981 to 1983. The talk will cover the contexts of Mendieta’s body of work (site, performance, video, drawing and sculpture), including references to the work of other artists as well as examples of the historic and anthropological sources of her iconography.

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Ana Mendieta -The art of the feminine at the Newark Museum

The portrayal of girls and women through the lenses of female photographers is explored in the exhibition “In Her Eyes: Women Behind and in Front of the Camera,” opening at the Newark Museum on Sept. 12.
Drawn from the Museum’s extensive photography collection, the works in this exhibition range from the mid-twentieth century to contemporary by such well-known artists as Cindy Sherman, Sally Mann, Dorothea Lange, Lalla Essaydi and Ana Mendieta

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Art Basel Switzerland

June 13 – 17, 2012

Basel, Switzerland

In Switzerland, nearly $2 billion worth of art from 300 top-tier international galleries is up for sale this week. Richter, Calder, Twombly and Hirst are among the big-names with big price tags lining booths at Art Basel, the world’s biggest and oldest modern and contemporary art fair.

Included in the big-names with big price tags are some artists of Cuban origin exhibited by important galleries from the US and Europe including Ana Mendieta, Teresita Fernandez, Carmen Herrera, and Allora and Calzadilla among others.

Click on Read more below to visit online catalogue.

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Caribbean – Crossroads of the World

June 12, 2012 to January 13, 2013

El Museo del Barrio
Queens Museum of Art
The Studio Museum in Harlem

In an unprecedented collaboration organized by the these 3 museums, CARIBEEAN: Crossroad of the World an ambitious and trailblazing exhibition, will highlight over two hundred years of rarely seen works.

Works by Jose Bedia,  Agustin Cardenas, Ana Mendieta, Glexis Novoa, Amelia Pelaez, Wilfredo Lam , Lopez Dirube, the spanish born cuban painter Landaluze, and the very American painter born in Cuba Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

“For the first time ever, this project will examine the impact of Africa, South Asia and Europe on the visual culture of the Caribbean, including painters that were part of the Impressionists and Surrealists in France,” notes Caribbean: Crossroads director Elvis Fuentes. With this show, he says, “the public will realize how intertwined the Caribbean and American experiences truly are.”

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Christie’s – Auction results

The Latin American auction sale at Christie’s in NYC completed a few hours ago.

Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Paintings at Christie’s commented: “Major records for modern and contemporary Latin American works were set….  The sale was led by Matta’s La révolte des contraires, which realized $5 million, against the high estimate of $2.5 million, and set a world auction record for the artist, a long overdue recognition for one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

To view the results press on read more below.

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Christie’s Latin American Art Sale

The Christie’s Auction brings an incredible collection of Cuban Art of the Diaspora including work by Jose Bedia, Ana Mendieta, Ruben Torres Llorca, Tomas Sanchez, Julio Larraz, and others.  The work of Cuban Grandmasters  like Cundo Bermudez, Lolo Soldevilla and Rene Portocarrero can also be viewed.  The e-catalogue can be viewed by clicking on Read More below and using the e-catalogue button.

Christie’s NY
NY, NY
20 Rockefeller Plaza
Auction Date: May 22, 2012
Viewing: May 19, 10 am – 5 PM
May 20, 1 – 5 PM
May 21, 10- 5 PM

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Ana Mendieta- Body Tracks

March 24 – May 13, 2012

MSVU Art Gallery
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hours:Tuesday to Friday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Body Tracks foregrounds the life and art of Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), who despite being a prolific performance and body artist from the 1970s is unknown to many artists under forty. Her career serves as an illustration of feminist art practices of the 1970s and the backlash against that movement in the mid 1980s.

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Ana Mendieta in group show DISTANT STAR / ESTRELLA DISTANTE at Regen Projects and kurimanzutto

REGEN PROJECTS and REGEN PROJECTS II  — Jul 14, 2011 – Aug 20, 2011

633 North Almont Drive and 9016 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

kurimanzutto  — September 10 – October 29, 2011

Gob. Rafael Rebollar 94
Col. San Miguel Chapultepec
México D.F.

Regen Projects and kurimanzutto are pleased to present Distant Star / Estrella Distante an exhibition based on the writings of Chilean born writer Roberto Bolaño (b. 1953 – d. 2003). Bolaño’s writing — lyrical, evocative, transformative, political, and powerful — has been a common passion for many of the artists in this exhibition as well as the organizers. The exhibition is partly homage to the writer, and partly an exploration of the timbre and topicality of his works.

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Graphic novel Who is Ana Mendieta? remembers the Cuban-American artist

By Lauren Weinberg

Time Out Chicago

Christine Redfern and Caro Caron reexamine Ana Mendieta’s career and tragic death

On September 8, 1985, 36-year-old artist Ana Mendieta died in a fall from the window of her New York apartment. Her death looms over the flawed but fascinating graphic novella Who Is Ana Mendieta? (The Feminist Press, $18.95), written by Christine Redfern and illustrated by Caro Caron. The book is equally consumed by another tragedy: the disappearance of Mendieta’s work into what Redfern terms “the void.”

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Outside Cuba

Contemporary Cuban Visual Artists

By: Ileana Fuentes, Graciella Cruz-Taura, Ricardo Pau-Llosa

Outside Cuba is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name which brings the first major showing of the work of contemporary Cuban Artists since the Museum of Moden Art in New York staged Modern Cuban Painters in 1944.

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Cuba Avant-Garde Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection

The Farber collection contains art from both inside and outside the island. The book is an review of contemporary cuban art over the last 20 years.

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Félix González-Torres, Ana Mendieta in group exhibit GLIMMER, at Colección Jumex, Mexico D.F.

April 8 – September 30, 2011

Colección Jumex

Via Morelos 272
Colonia Santa María Tulpetlac
Ecatepec, Estado de Mexico
C.P. 55400

Glimmer reclaims the ties between art and spirituality, art and ethics, art and human nature. Its pieces exemplify a desire to name and praise the intimate certainties of our daily lives. The exhibition features the work of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Francis Alÿs, Cy Twombly, Ban Jas Ader, Félix González-Torres, Jim Hodges, Cerith Wyn Evans, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ann Hamilton, Andrés Carretero, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Ana Mendieta, Douglas Gordon, Tomas Glassford, Salla Tykkä, Knut Asdam, and Arturo Herrera, among others.


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Ana Mendieta – Body Tracks, at SAW Video & Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa Start

May 27, 2011

On Friday June 10th, SAW Video & Gallery 101 will launch Body Tracks, a group exhibition examining the art and life of Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta.

A prolific performance artist and filmmaker with strong feminist leanings, Mendieta rose to prominence in the mid-1970’s before her mysterious death in 1985. She often used the body as both a canvas and a paintbrush, her early work exploring blood rituals, crime scenes and physical abuse. Throughout her career, Mendieta’s work was grounded in the intrinsic connections of the natural world.

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Ana Mendieta in MEXICO: EXPECTED/UNEXPECTED- La Jolla, CA

Feb 05, 2011–May 15, 2011

MCASD La Jolla, CA

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

On view February 5 – May 15, 2011 at MCASD
On view February 20 – May 15, 2011 at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach

Mexico: Expected/Unexpected presents over 100 artworks selected from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection, which is one of Mexico’s most comprehensive contemporary art collections. From the poetic to the political, Mexico: Expected/Unexpected showcases the key figures of the Mexican contemporary art scene, including Francis Alÿs, Carlos Amorales, Iñaki Bonillas, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Jorge Méndez Blake, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Pedro Reyes, and Melanie Smith. The exhibition contextualizes these artists in relation to noted historical international practitioners, such as Lygia Clark, William Eggleston, Gordon Matta Clark, Ana Mendieta, and Helio Oiticica.

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Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta: Earth Body

By Olga Viso

To order: [ Amazon ]

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