Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
Ana Mendieta (1948 to 1985) was a Cuban American performance artist, sculptor, painter and video artist who is best known for her "earth-body" art work.
Pictured to the right Raquel Cecilia with her aunt Ana Mendieta in Spain 1985
Raquel Cecilia is creating a wonderful film about the two years Ana Mendieta spent in Rome and hopes that you can support the film project please visit. http://www.mendietainrome.com/about-the-film.html
Mendieta's work are featured in many major public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musae d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, and Tate Collection, London.
Ana Mendieta is considered a pioneer among artists dealing with identity politics and feminism. She is best known for her works in nature where she used her body in the landscape. She is also known for the sudden and tragic way in which she died" falling from a 34 story building in NYC where she and her husband, Carl Andre, a well-known minimalist artist, lived. What is not as well known is the time in her life that led to this moment. The last two years of her life, which she spent primarily in Rome, Italy.
There has not been very much research about Mendieta's time in Italy and a film about this time and the art she created while in Italy would be great to see. I hope all Ana Mendieta fans can and will donate to this wonderful film.
I would like to thank Raquel Cecilia for making me aware of this project and thank Ana Mendieta for her art and all the lives she has touched with her creations.