Traces / Stopy
2. 10. 2014 – 4. 1. 2015
Curator: Stephanie Rosenthal, hlavní kurátorka / Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery a Petr Nedoma, ředitel / Director, Galerie Rudolfinum
„The basic instincts in a human being are eros, pleasure, life, and the death wish.“ Ana Mendieta
During her brief yet prolific career, Ana Mendieta generated a uniquely inventive visual language that is at once intimate, provocative and compelling.
Mendieta was born in Cuba in 1948. In 1961, in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, she was sent by her family to America. The pain and rupture of cultural displacement and exile – which she thought of as a sort of ‘orphanhood’ – would later fuel her creative process. Searching to find her place and context in the world, she embarked on a dialogue between the landscape and the female body. Her transient, almost immaterial ‘earth-body’ sculptures were private outdoor ceremonies and acts of meditation that she documented on film, or in photography. (more…)