Ana Mendieta: Traces at Hayward Gallery
海沃德畫廊《安娜·門迭塔:痕跡》


Ana Mendieta: Traces

Hayward Gallery

Southbank Centre

24 September – 15 December 2013

This autumn the Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, the UK’s first retrospective of one of the most significant yet unacknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of photographic slides will give unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.

海沃德畫廊今年的秋季展是《安娜·門迭塔:痕跡》。這是英國第一次對這位20世紀末如此重要卻仍未被受到重視的藝術家作的回顧展。展品除了影片、雕塑、攝影、繪畫、個人寫作文本及筆記,研究展廳還陳列了藝術家上千張從未被展出過的幻燈照片。

During her brief yet prolific career, Ana Mendieta generated a uniquely inventive visual language that is at once intimate, provocative and compelling. Using her own body, together with elemental materials such as blood, fire, earth and water, she created visceral performances and ephemeral ‘earth-body’ sculptures that combine ritual with metaphors of life, death, rebirth and spiritual transformation.

安娜雖然早逝,但留給了後世豐厚的藝術創作,發展了自己一套獨特且深刻的視覺語言,親密,備受爭議,同時又讓人不可抗拒。利用自身的身體,加上血、火、土、水等基本元素,安娜發自內心的行為和轉瞬即逝的“大地——身體”雕塑表達了她對生死、重生、精神轉變的深刻思考。