Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) is one of the most important and influential artists of our time. At the age of twelve she emigrated to the USA from Cuba. The search for her identity, her cultural roots and her position within art determined the focal points of her artistic work. Over the course of her short life she created a body of work that was both radical and original, reflecting her interest in the interrelationship between ritual and sculpture, between the body and nature. In addition to art historical essays and extensive image material, this publication also presents early writings and original documents by Ana Mendieta for the first time and thus offers the first comprehensive monograph on this artist in German.
Edited by Stephanie Rosenthal and Sabine Breitwieser for the Museum der Moderne Salzburg With texts by Stephanie Rosenthal, Adrian Heathfield and Julia Bryan-Wilson.
German edition, Ostfildern, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014
27.1 x 22.4 cm, 240 p.,
282 color and 54 bw illustrations