Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta

Exhibition runs Sept. 24–Dec. 31

This event last occurred Dec. 31, 2016

Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta brilliantly synthesized and advanced emergent art forms of the early 1970s, such as performance, body art, land art and film, with personal and political explorations of the gendered and raced body, ancient cultures and belonging. The many threads in her work continue to play a dominant role in contemporary art.

This exhibition will include an iconic selection of Mendieta’s work in conversation with major installations by Ana Teresa Fernández, Kate Gilmore, Simone Leigh, Gina Osterloh and Antonia Wright, artists working today in ways that trace back to Mendieta’s innovations.

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Supported by the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.

Additional support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Helme Prinzen Endowment, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Diane Harrison, ASU Art Museum Creative Impact Board and the members of the ASU Art Museum. Special thanks to the exhibiting artists and lenders, and the Estate of Ana Mendieta.

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Image credit: Detail: Ana Mendieta, "Untitled (from Silueta Series in Mexico)," 1973-77/1991 © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC
Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York and Paris and the Collection of Diane and Bruce Halle.

Ana Mendieta Energy Charge includes several iconic pieces by the artist

ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus



For more information contact:

Katrina Montgomery
ASU Art Museum