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Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985

Overview
Works: 168 works in 316 publications in 7 languages and 5,699 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary films  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: N6537.M44, 709.2
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Where is Ana Mendieta? : identity, performativity, and exile by Jane Blocker( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta, a Cuban-born artist who lived in the exile in the US, was one of the most provocative personalities of the 1970s art world. This text provides a critical analysis of Mendieta's diverse body of work, considering feminism, multiculturalism and postmodernism
Ana Mendieta : earth body : sculpture and performance, 1972-1985 by Olga M Viso( Book )

16 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces Ana Mendieta's (1948-85) development from the early performance-based works made as a student at the University of Iowa, where she was grounded in the conceptual and body-oriented practices of the 1960s and 1970s, to the creation of independent sculptures and objects in the early 1980s made with fragile, earthen materials. Rooted in nature and in the body, Mendieta's art was inflected by personal identity and femininity, and distinguished by its insistent hybridity. Her earth-body works, or Silueta Series (silhouette series), fused aspects of conceptual, process, performance, body, feminist, and land art. While contributing significantly to these varied dialogues, her work does not fit neatly within any of the accepted terms used to describe artistic activity in the decade." "Born in Havana, Cuba, Mendieta came to the United States as a twelve-year-old political refugee. Her personal and professional development was greatly informed by the painful experience of exile as well as the cross-fertilization of Caribbean and North American values. While deeply rooted in her personal experience, Mendieta's art reveals a passionate desire to connect with a wider, collective human heritage. Her aim to unravel layers of individual and social history and unmask latent ethnic, cultural, and gender biases in society, was to foster greater self-awareness and comprehension of the complex diversity of humanity. It is for this reason that her humble yet prolific production as an artist continues to be relevant today. Its meaning has particular resonance in a global society struggling to grasp the overwhelming points of correspondences and differences between individual, nation, and culture."--Jacket
Unseen Mendieta : the unpublished works of Ana Mendieta by Olga M Viso( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) produced some of the most compelling images of body- and identity-oriented art of the 1970s. The tracks made by the artist dragging her blood-covered arms down a wall; the pigment-filled void of her silhouette pressed into a sandy beach, consumed by advancing waves; her bodily outline drawn by ignited gunpowder on the earth or set alight with fireworks against the night sky; and fetishistic goddess shapes molded in soil, adorned with flowers, resound in the histories of feminist art, performance and land art, and late twentieth-century Latin American art." "Despite major survey exhibitions by museums in the United States, Europe, and Latin America over the last decade, however, a large body of work by Mendieta remains unknown. Hundreds of 35 mm slides in the artist's personal archive, including many that document her extensive Silueta series - her signature "earth-body works" created in the landscapes of Mexico, Iowa, upstate New York, and Cuba between 1973 and 1981 - remain unpublished and are unknown even to the most knowledgeable of contemporary art scholars. In addition to the slide works published in this volume for the first time, there are selections from her many black-and-white photographic negatives and contact sheets, documenting unknown sculptural works produced in the early 1980s, as well as revealing pages from the artist's diaristic sketchbooks."--Jacket
Ana Mendieta : the "silueta" series, 1973-1980 by Mary Jane Jacob( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta - Traces [anlässlich der Ausstellung "Ana Mendieta. Traces", Hayward Gallery, London, 24. September - 15. Dezember 2013, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 29. März - 6. Juli 2014] by Ana Mendieta( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Ana Mendieta by Ana Mendieta( Book )

19 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta by María Ruido( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta by Ana Mendieta( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta : body tracks by Ana Mendieta( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected filmworks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experimental films by the Cuban artist, Ana Mendieta
Ana Mendieta : fuego de tierra by Ana Mendieta( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful video is a portrait of the life and work of Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta. Mendieta used her own body, the raw materials of nature, and Afro-Cuban religion to express her feminist political consciousness and poetic vision. Interview footage with Mendieta and her own filmed records of her earthworks and performances are incorporated to render a vivid testament to her energy and extraordinary talent after her tragic, untimely death in 1985"--Distributor's abstract
Selected filmworks : 1972-81 by Ana Mendieta( Visual )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experimental films by the early Cuban artist, Ana Mendieta
Ana Mendieta : she got love by Ana Mendieta( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in Italian and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Mendieta's unique contributions is the synthesis of these forms in a fresh visual language that influenced a generation of young artists. Ana Mendieta. She got love gathers a considerable number of works by the Cuban-American artist: more than 130 works created between 1972 and 1985, chosen from among the most significant works in the prolific production that the artist created during her brief life. The volume puts on view her extremely personal alphabet -- visionary and material, magical and poetic, political and progressive. This is an effort to reinterpret Mendieta as a pioneer of performance, video, Body Art, photography, Land Art and sculpture in the twentieth century. One of Mendieta's unique contributions is the synthesis of these forms in a fresh visual language that influenced a generation of young artists. Constructing her own, extremely personal path without limiting herself to following in the footsteps of Land Art, Body Art or performance art and their protagonists, from Robert Smithson to Vito Acconci, from Joan Jonas to Rebecca Horn, from Marina Abramovic to Bruce Nauman. In just a short time -- her art career lasted only thirteen years -- she experimented with various media: performance, video, photography, drawing and sculpture, always putting herself into the work and looking for answers, not only in tradition but also in everything that ties human roots to spirituality. Today she is considered a cornerstone of a historical period and it is also thanks to her work's eclectic nature that many women artists, coming from different parts of the globe and from later generations, have in some way looked at her work. The exhibition attempts to convey the rhythm of Mendieta's work, presenting the succession of her experimentations in a sequence that is thematic rather than strictly chronological. Thus what comes across is a design where elements intersect, take leave of one another and reappear over time." -- Publisher's description
Selected filmworks : 1972-1982 by Ana Mendieta( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of experimental films by the early Cuban artist, Ana Mendieta
El Corazón sangrante = The bleeding heart( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several Mexican, Cuban, and Chicano visual artists and two performing artists are interviewed, and their work, some of which is inspired by the image of the bleeding heart, is discussed
Dialectics of isolation : an exhibition of third world women artists of the United States ... September 2 through September 20, 1980( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered in time and history : the films of Ana Mendieta by Ana Mendieta( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to a prominent family in Havana but exiled to the US as a girl, Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) is regarded as one of the most significant artists of the postwar era. During her too-brief career, she produced a distinctive body of work that includes drawings, installations, performances, photographs, and sculpture. Less well known is her remarkable and prolific production of experimental films. This richly illustrated catalogue presents a series of sequential color stills from each of twenty-one original Super 8 films that have been newly preserved and digitized in high definition, combined with related photographs, and reference still images from all of the artist's 100 films; together these illustrations sample the full range of the artist's film practice from 1973 to 1981. The book includes Mendieta's first published comprehensive filmography resulting from three years of collaborative research conducted by the Estate of Ana Mendieta and the University of Minnesota as well as original essays by John Perreault, Michael Rush, Rachel Weiss, Lynn Lukkas, Raquel Cecilia Mendieta, and Laura Wertheim Joseph. The first book-length treatment of Mendieta's moving-image practice, Covered in Time and History aims to locate her films centrally within her larger oeuvre and at the forefront of the multidisciplinary shifts that characterized visual arts practice during the 1970s."--Provided by publisher
Ana Mendieta : blood & fire by Ana Mendieta( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana Mendieta : traces by Ana Mendieta( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."
 
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Alternative Names
Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta americká umělkyně

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Mendieta, Ana

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Languages
English (105)

Spanish (24)

German (13)

Italian (9)

Finnish (3)

French (2)

Galician (2)