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NYU’s Fales Library Presents “Where is Ana Mendieta? Donde esta Ana Mendieta? 25 Years Later - An Exhibition and Symposium,” August 1 through October 8, 2010

June 18, 2010
N-443, 2009-2010

The New York University Fales Library and Special Collections and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Performance Studies presents “Where is Ana Mendieta? Donde esta Ana Mendieta?  25 Years Later - An Exhibition and Symposium,” opening August 1, 2010, and running through October 8, 2010 at NYU Bobst Library, 3rd Floor, 70 Washington Square South, NYC.  The Symposium, will take place on October 7, 2010 at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

The exhibition includes the original works of Mendieta, most of which were not exhibited in her lifetime, related archival documents, and the film BloodWork by Richard Move, curator of the exhibit.

The Exhibition and Symposium will reveal vital aspects of Mendieta’s iconoclastic earth, body, performance, site-specific and visual art works, while addressing her influences, legacy, and the era of Feminist Art from which she emerged.

September 8, 2010 marks 25 years since artist Ana Mendieta’s fatal fall from the window of the 34th floor apartment she shared with her husband of just eight months, the renowned sculptor Carl Andre.  This will be the first Exhibit and Symposium to explicitly address the debate surrounding her tragic death and what many believe to be Carle Andre’s unjust acquittal of her murder. ‘Where is Ana Mendieta?’ examines both this important, influential artist and the lingering memory and controversy surrounding her tragic death.

The Symposium will take place on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 7pm at the Performance Studies Department. A reception will follow at the Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU Bobst Library, 3rd Floor, 70 Washington Square South, NYC.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call (212) 998-7200. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Christopher James at (212) 998-6876 or e-mail

Symposium Panelists:

  • Kat Griefen, Director of the A.I.R. Gallery
  • Genevieve Hyacinthe, Assistant Professor of African/Afro-Atlantc and Contemporary Art, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Jose Esteban Munoz, Chair, Associate Professor, Performance Studies at NYU.

  • Carolee Schneemann, Multidisciplinary Artist, Author, Mendieta’s friend and ‘aesthetic sister’
  • Diana Taylor, University Professor, Performance Studies and Spanish at NYU and Founding Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Division of Libraries, Around the Square

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

Anna Mendieta at Fales Aug. 1

Ana Mendieta Untitled (Grass on Woman), 1972 Chromogenic print on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

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