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This event is an homage to the Cuban American performance artist, sculptor and painter Ana Mendieta who died at the age of 35 on September 1985 when she fell from a 33 story apartment onto the roof of a deli in the Village. Best known for her "earth-body" artwork, Mendieta married the minimalist sculptor Carl Andre eight months before she died, and her death has been full of controversy until today.
This 2 day presentation, that coincides with the 30th anniversary of her death includes a documentary about her life, including testimonies of family members and friends by Cuban artist Nereida García Fernández, and a literary reading and discussion by Cuban writer and Mendieta’s friend Sonia Rivera-Valdés. The stories –Ana en cuatro tiempos- are based on Ana Mendieta’s life.
Sponsor: Paquita Suarez-Coalla, Modern Languages Dept
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