Galerie Rudolfinum

Ana Mendieta: Traces / Stopy

2. 10. 2014 – 4. 1. 2015
Galerie Rudolfinum
Curator: Stephanie Rosenthal

Exhibition organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in collaboration with the Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague.

about the exhibition

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.

Stephanie Rosenthal is Chief Curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, where her shows have included important group exhibitions, auch as Walking in my Mind and Art of Change: New Directions in China, as well as major mid-career retrospective of artists from Robin Rhode and Pipilotti Rist to Dayanita Singh. Solo shows included retrospective with artists such as Paul McCarthy, Allan Kaprow, and Luc Tuymans. She sits on the boards of a number of cultural institutions and her essays and criticism have been published internationally.

ana mendieta, nature inside film

ana mendieta, nature inside film

We would like to inform you, that Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside film, made by Raquel Cecilia, niece of Ana Mendieta, is currently screening at Galerie Rudolfinum. It is an 8 minute film featuring several previously unseen super 8 films by the artist Ana Mendieta and uses the artist’s voice as narration.

exhibition catalogue

exhibition catalogue

The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue featuring essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Adrian Heathfield and Stephanie Rosenthal. This monograph also includes a highly illustrated anthology of never-before-seen material, including Mendieta’s own notebooks and correspondence.

admission

admission

Full 140 CZK
Reduced 90 CZK

partners

partners

General partner of the gallery
J & T BANKA

Main media partner
Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz

Media partners
Radio 1, Art and Antiques, ArtMap

Partner of audiovisual technology
ProMoPro

credit line

credit line

All images © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, L.L.C.
Courtesy Galerie Lelong

short document

short document

education programme

education programme

Education for schools

You can arrange the guided tour of the exhibition with our lecturer on the contact below.

Marian Pliska
pliska@rudolfinum.org
227 059 346

We have prepared special education sheet for pupils and students particular of high and primary schools which accompany the exhibition.

You can choose from these dates to reserve the workshop:

Tuesday 18. 11. (afternoon)
Wednesday 28. 11. (morning)

contact:

Marian Pliska
pliska@rudolfinum.org
227 059 346

reproductions

reproductions

Blood and Feathers (2), 1974
Blood and Feathers (2), 1974
Tree of Life, 1976
Tree of Life, 1976
Untitled (Facial Cosmetic Variations), 1972
Untitled (Facial Cosmetic Variations), 1972
Silueta Series, 1977
Silueta Series, 1977
Untitled (Facial Hair Transplant), 1972
Untitled (Facial Hair Transplant), 1972
Ochún, 1981
Ochún, 1981
Itiba Cahubaba (Esculturas Rupestres) [Old Mother Blood (Rupestrian Sculptures)], 1981
Itiba Cahubaba (Esculturas Rupestres) [Old Mother Blood (Rupestrian Sculptures)], 1981
Body Tracks, 1974
Body Tracks, 1974
El Laberinto de Venus (Labyrinth of Venus), 1982
El Laberinto de Venus (Labyrinth of Venus), 1982
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