Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta was working on many important projects that were left incomplete at the time of her tragic death in 1985 at age 36. Among these was a beautiful book of photo etchings of her carvings of female figures in remote caves on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. These sculptures were inspired by the myths and beliefs of the Tainos, preColumbian inhabitants of the West Indies. This publication reproduces in facsimile Mendieta's unfinished book of photo etchings and related works and publishes, for the first time, her notes and writings for this important project.
Mencdieta's work crosses the categories of earth art,body art,performance and conceptual photography. As her works generally were site specific and ephemeral,they became know primarily through the photographic documentation she exhibited in galleries and museums. She intended her intimate book of photo etchings to capture the experience of viewing her elusive life-size sculptures in the close quarters of the caves.
Illustrated with many never-before published photographs, this book is an important contribution to the understanding of his extraordinary artist.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Bonnie Clearwater is the Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art,North Miami,and the former curator of the Mark Rothko Foundation, New York. Among her pulications are "Frank Stella at 2000:Changing the Rules"; "Defining the Nineties:New York,Los Angeles,Miami"; "Mark Rothko:Works on Paper"; "Edward Ruscha:Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go"; and "David Smith:Stop/Action".Review:
"...the authors have honored (Mendieta's) desires by crating a book that speaks softly an genuinely in the artist's voice."
by Alexandra Tager --Art & Auction magazine
When Ana Mendieta died in 1983, she was working on a book similar to this one,a slim volume of photo etchings of the life-size figures she carved into the stone walls of caves in Cuba's Jaruco State Park. The artist,a "Pedro Pan" child who was sent out of Cuba in the early days of Castro's reign,spent her short art life seeking expression for her personal exile. Inspired by Taino mythology, these pre-Columbian islanders believed the first humans emerged from a cave-Mendieta identified the Cuban caves with birth,including her own. Her intire body of work,largely a collection of photographs documenting such ephemeral art forms as earth works,performance pieces and body art,was spunon this theme of sel-identity,a return to her roots,to mother earth. Unlike her other photographic artifacts,however,these photo etchings were destined for a book, of which this is a facsimile. Her montes on the Taino myths appear as if in her own hand on these pages,along with her thoughts about how the book should be arranged. The result is an intimate experience with the artist's hand and mind and a unique act of closure for a career that ended in a still-unexplained fall from a New york high-rise.
by Helen L. Kohen --Miami Herald (1993)
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción Grassfield Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0962851442
Descripción Grassfield Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110962851442
Descripción Grassfield Pr, 1993. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. illustrated edition. 74 pages. 10.50x7.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería 0962851442