Bringing together some twenty or so films and a selection of photographs, the exhibition allows audiences to discover the greatest ensemble of the artist’s work ever presented in a single location.
Ana Mendieta is widely considered one of the most talented and original artists of the post-war era. During her brief career, from 1971 to 1985, Ana Mendieta produced a remarkable body of work, including drawings, installations, performances, photographs and sculptures. Lesser known, her production of films and videos is particularly impressive and prolific: her 104 films produced between 1971 and 1981, make Ana Mendieta one of the leading figures in the practice of multidisciplinary visual arts.
Thanks to new research documents, the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume repositions the moving image at the centre of her work, through the recurring themes that these explore, such as nature, memory, history and the passage of time, which are often explored through the relationship of the body and the land. [...]