Ana Mendiet Exhibition ENERGY CHARGE on View at ASU Art Museum
Galerie Lelong is pleased to announce the opening of Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
The exhibition showcases an iconic selection of Mendieta's oeuvre - including films, photographs, and works on paper - and explores her enduring influence on artists today. Mendieta's works will be featured alongside major installations by Ana Teresa Fernández, Kate Gilmore, Simone Leigh, Gina Osterloh, and Antonia Wright, contemporary artists whose practices trace back to Mendieta's innovations.
Curated by Heather Sealy Lineberry, Senior Curator and Associate Director, and Julio Cesar Morales, Curator, Energy Charge presents Mendieta's investigations of the relationship between landscape and female body, heritage and belonging. Exhibition highlights include a selection of Mendieta's films that were recently re-transferred from their original media to digital formats, revealing new detail and vibrancy, as well as a rare restaging of Ñáñigo Burial (1976), an installation in which Mendieta burned black ritual candles in the shape of a silueta, the outline of her own body. The exhibition is generously supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta was recently awarded First Prize in the 2016 Museum Publications Design Competition from the American Alliance of Museums. The exhibition catalogue, which includes the first complete filmography of Mendieta's 104 filmworks, was published by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota in association with the University of California Press in 2015.The major survey of Ana Mendieta's films and photographs was organized by the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, traveled to NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and will be presented by UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive this fall. Curated by Lynn Lukkas, Chair of the Department of Art, and Howard Oransky, Director of the Nash Gallery, the exhibition is the result of three years of collaborative research into Mendieta's moving image practice conducted by the University of Minnesota, the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, and Galerie Lelong.
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Pictured: Ana Mendieta, Burial Pyramid, 1974. Still from Super-8mm film transferred to high-definition digital media, color, silent.