Archives 1st half of 2013
Exhibition January 30-
Curated by Beatrice Merz and Olga Gambari
Ana Mendieta. She Got Love, is a large-
In keeping with Ballroom Marfa’s mission, New Growth will feature newly commissioned work including a large-
One of Mendieta’s unique contributions is a synthesis of these forms into a fresh, visual language which has influenced a generation of younger artists. In more than one hundred of Mendieta’s works produced between 1972 and 1985, the exhibition presents her extremely personal vocabulary that combines the visionary and material, magical and poetic, and political and progressive. Mendieta’s identity as a female informed her work as an artist, beginning with her childhood cultural roots in Cuba to her development as an iconic female artist in the United States. She addressed issues such as individual existence, life and death, violence, love, sex, re-
Each of her performances are presented as a profound and enveloping environment described through video, sketches, photographs, and notes, providing both mental and physical access to the original location of the work. The exhibition’s title, She Got Love, is derived from one of Mendieta’s film works in which the artist scrawls the words in blood red across a white door. It is among the many films in the artist’s oeuvre, a selection of which will be highlighted in the exhibition.
The exhaustive catalogue, published by Skira in conjunction with the retrospective at Castello di Rivoli, includes texts by the curators, a bio-
The exhibition corresponds with the occasion of the world premiere of Itali-
Ana Mendieta, Silueta de Cohetes, 1976. Lifetime color photo, 20.3 x 25.4 cm. Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT on loan at Castello di Rivoli and GAM.
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