A free screening of Ana Mendieta's short films at CIA, Cinematheque

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/26/2007 - 10:25.
03/28/2007 - 18:30
03/28/2007 - 19:30

Untitled (from the Silueta Series, August 1978,

Photograph, 8 x 9 15/16"


Wednesday, March 28 there will be a free screening of short films by Ana Mendieta that document her performances from the 1970s and 1980s, notably her earthwork/body art siluetas.

  Mendieta, who was born in Cuba, was a critical figure in the development of feminist body art and performance in the 1970s.  Her performances are ritualistic and political, combining traditional spiritual rites and symbolism with a feminist deployment of the body as a site for the production of art.  The films will be introduced by Kirsten Swenson, lecturer in contemporary art at Case.


Free Admission.


CIA Cinematheque, Aitken Auditorium Cleveland, OH
United States