Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"The Films of Ana Mendieta" exhibit opens at UMN Sept 15

UPCOMING EXHIBITION
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta
September 15 - December 12, 2015

Saturday, September 19th
Program | 7:00pm
Reception | 8:00 - 10:00pm 
Program includes comments on the life, films, and artistic legacy of Ana Mendieta by Raquelín Mendieta (Administrator, Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, and the artist’s sister), Raquel Cecilia Mendieta (Film Archivist, Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, and the artist’s niece), and Mary Sabbatino (Vice President and Partner, Galerie Lelong, New York). Please plan accordingly as seating is first-come, first-served.
About the ExhibitionCovered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta is the first gallery exhibition and catalogue specifically devoted to the filmworks made by this highly acclaimed and influential artist. The exhibition is comprised of 21 filmworks and 26 related photographs -- the largest collection of Mendieta’s filmworks ever presented as a full-scale gallery exhibition in the United States. The exhibition and the corresponding book, co-published by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and University of California Press, are the result of three years of collaborative research into the artist’s moving image practice conducted by the University of Minnesota and the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection.

Sponsorship
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta  is organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. The exhibition is curated by Lynn Lukkas, Chair of the Department of Art, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, and is made possible in part by the Office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, the National Endowment for the Arts, a gift of Agnes Gund, a gift of the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts, the Epson Corporation and the Tierney Brothers Corporation. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, the Institute for Global Studies, the Minnesota International Center, the University Libraries, the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and is presented in Minneapolis in collaboration with the Consulate of México and the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul.
Related Events, Exhibitions, and Presentations
September 15 - December 12, 2015
Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art
T. R. Anderson Gallery | Wilson Library

A
 companion exhibition of documentary materials covering the life and artistic career of Ana Mendieta. The exhibition is organized by Elise Armani, an undergraduate student majoring in Art and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, in consultation with Deborah Boudewyns, the Arts, Architecture & Landscape Architecture Librarian. The exhibition includes a timeline of Mendieta’s life and career researched by Margaret Rogers, a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Freshman Research and Creative Award.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Ritual and Rhythm: Ana Mendieta and Afro-Caribbean Esthetics
5:30 pm | In-Flux Space, Regis Center for Art (East)
Presentation and film screening by Juan Sánchez

Wednesday, October 28
, 2015
Ana Mendieta: Memory, Body, and Vision 1:00 pm | In-Flux Space, Regis Center for Art (East)
Presentation by Ana Forcinito

Thursday, November 12
, 2015
Ana Mendieta’s Mirage: Operation Peter Pan and U.S. – Cuba Relations
1:00 pm | In-Flux Space, Regis Center for Art (East)
Presentation by Melisa Rivière

Tuesday, December 1
, 2015
Ana Mendieta: Her Influence on Chicana and Latina Artists
4:00 pm In-Flux Space, Regis Center for Art (East)
Presentation by Edén Torres and Deborah Ramos
Exhibition Tour DatesNSU Art Museum Fort LauderdaleFebruary 28 – July 3, 2016
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film ArchiveNovember 9, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Exhibition Catalogue
The substantial previously published scholarship on Mendieta’s filmworks is found in “Subtle Bodies: The Invisible Films of Ana Mendieta,” an essay by Chrissie Iles that was included in Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972 – 1985, the catalogue for the landmark 2004 exhibition organized by Olga Viso at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta adds to that important work and is the first book specifically devoted to the 104 filmworks made by Mendieta. The book is published by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery and University of California Press and is distributed worldwide by University of California Press. Click here to purchase a catalogue.
Three years of collaborative research on the films conducted by the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection and the University of Minnesota has made possible the publication of the first complete, fully documented and illustrated filmography of Ana Mendieta’s filmworks. The book includes detailed essays by Laura Wertheim Joseph, author of the filmography, and Raquel Cecilia Mendieta, the Archivist in charge of the filmworks for the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, which fully document and explain for the first time the history of Mendieta’s filmworks and the technical specifications of the translation from film and video to digital format. The book also includes essays by Lynn Lukkas, John Perreault, Michael Rush, and Rachel Weiss and is profusely illustrated with sequential new still images of each of the 21 films in the exhibition, a still reference image for each of the 104 filmworks in the filmography, and illustrations in the essays.
 Katherine E. Nash Gallery
The Katherine E. Gallery is currently closed until September 15, 2015.

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