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Traces / Ana Mendieta ; edited by Stephanie Rosenthal ; with essays by Stephanie Rosenthal, Adrian Heathfield, Julia Bryan-Wilson
Alternate Title Traces : Ana Mendieta
Ana Mendieta : traces
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright London : Hayward Publishing, [2013]
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  N6605.M46 A4 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985 -- Exhibitions
Subject(s) Artists -- Cuba -- Exhibitions
Artists -- United States -- Exhibitions
Art, Cuban -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions
Physical Description 240 pages (some folded) : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps ; 27 cm
NOTE Published to accompany the exhibition held at Hayward Gallery, London, 24th September-15th December 2013 and Museum der Moderne, 29th March-6th July 2014
Note Includes bibliographical references (page 238)
Summary "During her short career, Ana Mendieta (1948-85) created a body of work that was provocative and radically inventive. Using her own body, together with elemental materials - blood, fire, earth and water - she created visceral 'tableaus' and ephemeral 'earth-body' sculptures exploring life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation. Born in Cuba, but sent to the US as a child, much of her art expresses the pain and rupture of cultural displacement and exile. In Mendieta's work the outline of her body is consumed by gunpowder, fireworks, or advancing waves, and ancient goddess-forms are shaped from sand, carved into rock, or incised into clay or onto leaves. The media are exceptionally diverse, but the images are consistently compelling, mysterious and poetic. Encompassing a wealth of drawings, photography and film, Ana Mendieta: Traces provides a comprehensive and illuminating overview of this highly influential artist's work. Essays by art historians, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Adrian Heathfield, as well as Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator at Hayward Gallery, provide an array of new approaches to Mendieta's practice. This publication also includes a wide-ranging and highly illustrated anthology of never-before-seen material, including Mendieta's own notebooks, exhibition plans and correspondence, the result of unparalleled access to the Ana Mendieta Archive. Filled with new imagery, ephemera and scholarship, Ana Mendieta: Traces provides a comprehensive introduction to this major twentieth-century artist, as essential for Mendieta experts as for those coming to her work for the first time." -- Publisher's description
Contents Foreword / Ralph Rugoff -- Ana Mendieta : traces / Stephanie Rosenthal -- Embers / Adrian Heathfield -- Against the body : interpreting Ana Mendieta / Julia Bryan-Wilson -- Plates -- Anthology : map, conversations, lectures, notebooks, installation views, postcards, ephemera
NOTE 537117
Alternate Author Rosenthal, Stephanie, author, editor of compilation
Heathfield, Adrian, author
Bryan-Wilson, Julia, author
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985. Works. Selections
Hayward Gallery, host institution
MdM Salzburg, host institution

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