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Ana Mendieta

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On the 8th of September, 1985, Cuban-American performance and multi-media artist Ana Mendieta fell naked from the window of her 34th floor apartment. The fatal fall occurred in the presence of her then husband, minimalist sculptor Carl Andre, who was subsequently charged with her murder. Despite evidence, including Mendieta’s acute fear of heights, which would have presumably kept her at a distance from the apartment’s large sliding glass windows, and witness statements claiming they heard an... [more]
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Female Artists and the Museum: Visibility, Iconography, and Legacy   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Eleanor Antin, Judith Francisca Baca, Louise Bourgeois, Ligia Bouton, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Angela Ellsworth, Micol Hebron, Eva Hesse, Nancy Wilson Kitchel, Ana Mendieta, Faith Ringgold, Juane Quick-to See-Smith, Pat Steir, May Stevens, Beatrice Wood at New Mexico Museum of Art September 11th, 2015 - January 17th, 2016
Posted 9/29/15
New Mexico enjoys—or sometimes suffers from—a number of artworld stereotypes and iconic images. This is a good thing, as it draws many people to this very special, out-of-the way place. But images of western landscapes and traditional Native American pottery looms so large in popular consciousness, that the whole other-world of contemporary artists working in Santa Fe, and the Southwest in general, can be overshadowed or obscured completely. This is not at all to diminish the value of these... [more]
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death & love in MODERN TIMES review by James Wagner  
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Michael Byron, Marguerite Van Cook, Billy Copley, David Dupuis, Dan Fischer, Rico Gatson, Tomoo Gokita, Leon Golub, George Horner, Peter Hujar, Daniel Johnston, Tomas Lopez Rocha, Dan McCleary, Kelly McCormick, Ana Mendieta, James Romberger, Julie Ryan, Phil Sims, Aaron Sinift, Stephen Tashjian aka Taboo, Valaire van Slyck, Mike Walton, Andy Warhol, Rob Wynne at Dinter Fine Art September 13th, 2007 - October 27th, 2007
Posted 9/14/13
jameswagner.com "death & love in MODERN TIMES" at Dinter Fine Art George Horner  2006 acrylic, gesso, silkscreen ink and whiskey on canvas 35" x 29" [installation view]   Valaire Van Slick Stop making eyes at me, I'll stop making eyes at you And what it is that surprises me is that I don't really want you to 2006 acrylic, industrial enamel, clear-coat and glitter on canvas 30" x 40"    TABOO! Stephen Tashjian Skull #2 and Skull #1 each 2007 acrylic and... [more]
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Provocative but not Belligerant   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Ana Mendieta at Galerie Lelong - Paris September 8th, 2011 - October 8th, 2011
Posted 9/19/11
This long awaited exhibition of Ana Mendieta’s work in Paris, appropriately titled Blood and Fire, divides Mendieta’s early and late work into the two halves, two rooms at Galerie Lelong. The interpretation of Mendieta’s works are always up for grabs because they carry an obscurity and an ambiguity that open them out to an address of so much more than what is actually represented. Mendieta’s work is always provocative but never belligerent, thus carrying with it a wealth of possible... [more]
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Naturally Human   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Vito Acconci, Petah Coyne, Andy Goldsworthy, Jane Hammond, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, Rosemary Laing, Anna Maria Maiolino, Gordon Matta-Clark, Cildo Meireles, Ana Mendieta, Hélio Oiticica, Dennis Oppenheim, Ann Carlson and Mary Ellen Strom, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Catherine Yass at Galerie Lelong & Co. June 23rd, 2011 - August 5th, 2011
Posted 7/24/11
“Interventions in the Landscape,” the group exhibition at Galerie Lelong, is an examination of the rather acrimonious relationship humans have with the natural world.  Documenting their creations, performances, and investigations through the uses of photography and film, seventeen artists expose the social, political, and emotional implications man-made actions have on our surroundings. In each of the works, made between 1968 and 2010, not only has a human presence been unceremoniously forced... [more]
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Contemporary Collection   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Dieter Appelt, Erika Blumenfeld, Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Charlesworth, Constance DeJong, Eddie Dominguez, Eva Hesse, Tom Joyce, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Ana Mendieta, Delilah Montoya, Bruce Nauman, Larry Poons, Peter Sarkisian, Peter Voulkos, Joel-Peter Witkin, Meridel Rubenstein and Ellen Zweig at New Mexico Museum of Art November 19th, 2010 - March 20th, 2011
Posted 1/16/11
      will present a number of thematic points of entry into the New Mexico Museum of Art’s contemporary collection. A selections show that includes ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and video, Case Studies considers the disparate hubs of war, figuration, seriality, materiality, and the containment of nature, among other themes, as part of the constellation of work that constitutes the contemporary collection under the fictitious guise of a Bureau of Contemporary... [more]
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Group Show: Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, Katonah Museum of Art  
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Tonel (Antonio Eligio Fernández Rodríguez), Gory (Rogelio Lopez Marin), Gustavo Acosta, Franklin Alvarez, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Manuel Piña Baldoquín, Abel Barroso, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Juan Pablo Ballester Camenantes, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Yoan Capote, Carlos Alberto Estévez Carasa, Carlos Cárdenas, Los Carpinteros, Consuelo Castañeda, Pedro Reinaldo Álvarez Castelló, Humberto Castro, René de Jesus Peña González, Flavio Garciandía de Oráa, Ángel Delgado, Alexis Esquivel, Roberto Fabelo, Fernando Rodríguez Falcón, Tania Bruguera Férnandez, José Manuel Fors, Ponjuán-René Francisco, José Franco, Lázaro Saavedra González, Manuel Mendive Hoyo, Kcho, Rubén Torres Llorca, Belkis Ayón Manso, Carlos Garaicoa Manso, Armando Marino, Ana Mendieta, Elsa Mora, Esterio Segura Mora, Ibrahim Miranda Ramos, Sandra Ramos, Tomás Sánchez Requero, Eduardo Hernández Santos, Arturo Cuenca Sigaretta, José Braulio Bedia Valdés, Glexis Novoa Vián, Pedro Vizcaino at Katonah Museum of Art June 27th, 2010 - September 19th, 2010
Posted 5/9/10
Upcoming Exhibitions // // Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber CollectionOrganized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith In the Beitzel and Righter Galleries June 27–September 19, 2010 Cuba Avant-Garde examines a rich and varied history that few outside Cuba have had the opportunity to explore. Selected from one of the premiere private collections in this field, the exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints,... [more]
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